Beaker

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.3.434
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 11.3 cm; Rim Diam: 7.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1812
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, cut, enameled, gilded. Waisted shape with rounded base; lower half cut with a series of oval facets, with cross-hatched fields or sets of cross-hatched diamonds between and below; oval panels yellow-stained, enameled black, and with scratched decoration of a butterfly and caterpillar, a snail on a branch, a bird, two moths or butterflies, a moth (?), a butterfly, and two birds; rectangular panel above decorated in sepia enamel of the drunkenness of Bacchus, with Bacchus (or Silenus) being carried by two satyrs, while two putti lead; signed "Mohn 812" at the lower right; renaissance-style swans and foliage in amber stain, gilded, on the reverse; gilded cut star on the bottom paper collection label of Neuburg.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Neuberg, Frederick, Former Collection
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source