Beaker

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Accession Number: 
79.3.574
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.4 cm; Rim Diam: 7.8 cm; Base Diam: 6.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
probably 1725-1750
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Transparent gold ruby. Blown, cut, engraved. Beaker: tapered, straight-sided, and panel-cut; beveled rim; cut flat base with polished pontil mark. Every second panel has alternating cut or engraved decoration; cut panels display series of large oval and small circular roundels, while engraved panels feature pendent fruit and flowers.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
A Cup of Kindness
Venue(s)
General Foods Collection Gallery 1984-02-01 through 1984-05-01
 
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, p. 263, #90; BIB# 103865
Rubinglas des Ausgehenden 17. und des 18. Jahrhunderts (revised ed.) (2001) illustrated, pp. 81, 175, fig. 88; BIB# 71682