Beaker

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Accession Number: 
51.3.218
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.75 cm; Rim Diam: 9.525 cm; Base Diam: 8.75 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1680
Web Description: 
The squat, sturdy shape of this beaker and the liveliness of its decoration are typical of the Baroque style of northern Europe in the late 17th century. The technique, however, is still reminiscent of Renaissance glassmaking, which was characterized by fragile, thinly blown vessels and linear decoration. At about the time this beaker was decorated, a new type of glass was introduced in central Europe. It allowed for thick-walled, crystal-clear vessels that were deeply cut and engraved with rich decoration.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Rosenberg and Stiebel, Source
1951
Neuberg, Frederick, Former Collection
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Clear glass of grayish tinge; free-blown, diamond-point scratch engraved. Broad, straight-sided cylindrical form, rounded at bottom; slightly concave base with small rough pontil mark; decoration: three pyramided dots edging flower and scrolled-leaf narrow band at top of broad central band having parrots perched on branches, parrots or parakeets in flight and date "I680." on obverse and, on reverse, large parrot on branch and between large stylized flowers; flower and scroll-leaf narrow band at bottom of central band.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
A Fortune in Fantasy: A Treasury of Rare Decorative Arts
Venue(s)
Taft Museum 1985-11-21 through 1986-01-19
 
Bottles of the World (Sekai no hei)
Venue(s)
Suntory Museum of Art 1977-03 through 1977-05
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 246, fig. 17; BIB# 79761
A Fortune in Fantasy: A Treasury of Rare Decorative Arts (1985) illustrated, no. 18; BIB# 36281
Sekai no hei (Bottles of the World) (1977) fig. 77; BIB# 32715
Treasures in Glass (1966) pp. 35, 37, #54; BIB# 28036