Barrel

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Object Name: 
Barrel
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
53.3.2
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 20.2 cm, Diam (max): 15 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1500-1599
Primary Description: 
(1) One of the six besants in the coat-of-arms bears possibly three fleur-de-lis. (2) Possibly there has been a pendant underneath the shield from the order of the Golden Fleece (information given by Paul N. Perrot, March 16, 1953). (3) The object was possibly used as a shade with the large opening turned upwards; however, the coats-of- arms seem to indicate that the object had the right position with the small opening turned upwards.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Komor, Mathias, Source
Color: 
Material: 
Beauty of Glass (2000) illustrated, p. 99 (left); BIB# 77736
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 58-59, #47; BIB# 33211
Special Report: The Corning Glass Center (1985) p. 16;
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, p. 52, #45; BIB# 21161