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Object Name: Bowl
Date: 1850-1870
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Medium: Glass
Dimensions: Overall: 3 x 5 3/8 in. ( 7.6 x 13.7 cm )
Place made: Europe, France
Description: Opaline blown glass bowl; flared rim edged in gilding and initials "PTB" in gilding on side of bowl.
Credit Line: Gift of Henry H. Rennell
Object Number: 1958.3a
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This bowl was once part of a set owned by P. T. Barnum (1810-1891), great-grandfather of the donor. The bowl and tumbler in this set were apparently used for mouth-rinsing after a meal.