MEPHISTOPHELES ALE GLASSES, LOT OF THREE, colorless and frosted, small example lead glass, each a variation, tallest example with slightly open mouth and 18 beads in top row, middle example with open mouth and 14 beads in top row, and smallest example with closed mouth and 12 beads in top row, two tallest with factory polished table rings. Second half 19th century. 6 1/4", 6 5/8", and 6 3/4" H.
Undamaged. Small example with short annealing check to edge of foot, others with a snap-ring spall to table ring, all as made.
Literature: The Unitts - American and Canadian Goblets, Vol. II, p. 103, top.
Provenance: Property of a Pennsylvania private collector.