Beaker

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.3.169
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 11.1 cm; Rim Diam: 10.1 cm; Foot Diam: 8.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1601-1700
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, engraved. Tapered, straight- sided shape with two engraved male portraits framed with foliate wreaths, one a man in armor, inscribed "FERDINAND, D.G. MAG. PR. ETRVRIAE.", the other inscribed "COSMVS. III. D.B. MAGNVS. DVX. ETRVRIAE. VI"; the reverse with a crowned coat of arms (Medici) of six polished circular facets, the top one containing three fleur-de-lis, framed by crossed palm fronds; the base with an engraved coat of arms and inscribed (to be read from the inside): DI DOPPIA MAESTA MI CELA IL GUARDO", encircled with a stylized foliate wreath.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
Color: 
Technique: 
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23