Beaker

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Accession Number: 
79.3.565
Dimensions: 
H: 16 cm; D (rim): 10.4 cm, (foot): 8.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1740-1750
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, cut, engraved. Tapered, straight-sided, cylindrical shape, waisted at the base; engraved border of ovals; engraved oval panel on the sides, with matte frames containing polished circular facets; one panel containing a female bust-length portrait facing sinister, with foliate sprigs inside the frame; another panel with crowned double- headed eagle, with a circular panel on its breast depicting St. George killing the dragon; in the third panel, the crowned interlaced script initials "EP1"; engraved floral sprays scattered around the panels; cut rounded flutes and panel facets at the base of the bowl; conical foot; rough pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
1979
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23