Thursday, August 5, 2021

2021 CLA Live Auction: Tansel-Style Engraved Beaker by Henry Bowman

For this year’s CLF Fundraising Auction, artist Henry Bowman has donated an excellent example of classic Americana inspired by the legendary craftsmen of the Tansel family. Bowman notes that Timothy Tansel is best known for his beakers of this size, while the engraving is patterned after the powder horn engraving of John Tansel.


Featured on the beaker is an engraved Federal eagle bearing a banner commemorating the CLA's 25th Anniversary. A woodsman bearing a flintlock rifle is engraved on the beaker’s reverse. The bottom of the beaker is chimed in place and renders the beaker watertight by means of a tight fit - no sealer required.

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Photography by David Wright

Text by Joshua Shepherd 

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