Beaker

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.3.343
Dimensions: 
H: 16.4 cm, D(max): 7.6 cm, (base): 6.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1925
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown, engraved. Goblet with ground and polished rim, bell-shaped bowl with three pointed lobes of hochsnitt engraving extending from waisted solid stem, each lobe has overall abstract vegetal patterning and a nude child playing with an animal (bird, fawn, long-tailed furry quadruped), small bud separates each lobe; clear part of bowl above lobes has overall patterning of tiny polished ovoid punties giving the appearance of stars; stem has band of relief carved block letters "EDEL SEI DER MENSCH/HILFREICH UND GUT" within a band directly below the bowl; remainder of stem and slightly flared foot carved with narrow vertical rows of engraving; base ground and polished flat; no pontil; inscribed at base of one small bud: "W.V.EIFF".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
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