Beaker

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Beaker
Accession Number: 
79.3.359
Dimensions: 
H: 9.3 cm, D: 8.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1700
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Beaker. Colorless non-lead glass; blown, cut, engraved. Tapered, straight-sided, cylindrical shape, with panel-cut sides, covered with polished engraving, including a detailed city view, inscribed in a banderole above "LIEBENTHALL", with borders of foliage above and below; on the reverse, a quartered coat of arms, with lions rampant in the first and fourth quarters, and floral sprays with three flowers in the second and third; florid mantling, a helmet and crowned crest of a lion rampant holding three flowers in its paws, initials B.I./V.H." at either side of the crest; within a wreath of flowers and foliage; polished flat rim, chamfered within; polished flat base with polished concave pontil mark at the center.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
1979
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Engraved Glass of Western Europe
Venue(s)
Brooklyn Museum 1958 through 1959
 
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, pp. 202-203, # 49; BIB# 103865