Beaker

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.3.382
Dimensions: 
H: 11.6 cm, D: 7.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1801
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Beaker. Colorless non-lead glass; blown, cut, painted and gold and silver foil decoration. Cylindrical shape with cut rims at top and bottom to accommodate narrow glass rims, both with black and gold guilloche borders; curved oval panel set into side decorated with male silhouette in black against gold ground; reverse covered in silver foil with script inscription: "Das gröste Glück auf Erden ist, immer froh zu sein, Um dieses Ganz zu werden, Trinck ich stets guten Wein/J. Mildner fec: a Gutenbrunn/1801"; narrow cut ovals surround portrait plaque; cut fluting at base, above ring; domed, polished pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Neuberger, Former Collection
Strauss, Jerome, Source
Lempertz Sale, Cologne (1957-05-04) lot 655;