Beaker

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Accession Number: 
67.3.56
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 11.6 cm; Top Diam: 9.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1675-1700
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jerome Strauss
Web Description: 
The engraved decoration shows the Greek goddess Hera riding a chariot drawn by two peacocks. In antiquity, the gods were often associated with birds. The peacock was sacred to Hera.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Source
1967-12
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Transparent dark red non-lead glass; blown, engraved. Slightly tapered cylindrical form; engraved decoration of a female (Hera) riding in a chariot being drawn by two peacocks, beneath a rayed sun; a tall house on the reverse, framed by two trees; polished base with engraved floral spray utilizing the cleanly broken pontil mark; holes at base for three missing ball feet.
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23
Rubinglas des Ausgehenden 17. und des 18. Jahrhunderts (revised ed.) (2001) illustrated, p. 192, fig. 149; BIB# 71682
Rubinglas des Ausgehenden 17. und des 18. Jahrhunderts (1997-12-15) Band 2, p. 41, #149; BIB# 60294
Valuable old English and foreign glass p. 8, #26.1;