Beaker

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Accession Number: 
79.3.329
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 24.2 cm; Rim Diam: 13.8 cm; Foot Diam: 12.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1570-1590
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Web Description: 
The two-dimensional rendering of the raised diamonds on this beaker may have been inspired by mold-blown Venetian vessels showing this distinct pattern in relief. An umbo vase in The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, is decorated in this fashion. Similar patterns were also painted on buildings in Tyrol, including the lower facades of Ambras Castle.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Former Collection
Smith, Walter, Former Collection
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Colorless (grey) non-lead glass; blown, diamond-engraved. Straight-sided, conical bowl decorated with diamond-point engraving: border of formal foliage at top and bottom, with wide band between divided into six panels, three with fields of cross-hatched diamond alternating with three of formal foliate scrolls; trumpet-shaped foot with folded rim, decorated with stylized floral band; rough pontil mark; inscribed "13" on the top of the foot in white paint.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 79, no. 9; BIB# 79761
Sotheby's Sale (Walter F. Smith Sale) (1958) lot 773;
Lempertz Sale, Cologne (1957-11-15) lot 766;