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Birth Glass, Birth Glass of the Repelius Family

This is a birth glass. It is dated 1777 and we acquired it in 2021. Its medium is lead glass. It is a part of the department.

It is credited Gift of Beatrice Taplin.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 30 × 16.5 cm (11 13/16 × 6 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

MEN VLEGTT' VRY OM MYN RAND EEN KROON / VAN D'ALLER KEURIGSTE LAURIEREN. / WYL IK REPELIUS HILP VIEREN / DE KOMST VAN ZYNEN EERSTEN ZOON / GEBOOREN TE WASSENAER DEN 21 OCTOBER / CANEEL STOK GEROERT DEN 1 DECEMBR 1777. / ZYNDE DE EERSTE HUWLYKS VERJAARDAGH. One weaves freely around my rim a crown of the most exquisite laurels. Whilst I help Repelius to celebrate The advent of this first born son. Born in Wassenaar on the 21st of October The cinnamon stick was stirred on the 1st of December 1777. Being the first wedding anniversary.

Cite this object as

Birth Glass, Birth Glass of the Repelius Family; lead glass; H x diam.: 30 × 16.5 cm (11 13/16 × 6 1/2 in.); Gift of Beatrice Taplin; 2021-9-6

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