Beaker with a portrait of Louis XVIII

Object Name: 
Beaker with a portrait of Louis XVIII

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Object Name: 
Beaker with a portrait of Louis XVIII
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.3.182
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.9 cm, Diam: 7.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1814-1824
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown, cut, engraved. Cylindrical shape with flat base; band of finely cut diamonds below the rim; matte band around the center, with an oval panel containing a finely-engraved male head, facing right, with sprays of flowers in the background; foliate urns alternating with fleur-de-lis in polished engraving between the portrait medallion and another oval panel on the reverse side (framed with a border of polished diamonds); band of fine diamond cutting above a band of panel cutting, which is decorated with an oak wreath; star-cut base, with fine diamonds in arrowhead panels.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23
L'age D'or du Verre en France 1800-1830 (2001) illustrated, pp. 180-181, fig. 148; BIB# 73167
Biedermeier-Glaser (1981) illustrated, fig. 7, p. 17; BIB# 30440