Beaker with Saint Christopher

Object Name: 
Beaker with Saint Christopher

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Object Name: 
Beaker with Saint Christopher
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.3.405
Dimensions: 
H: 16.6 cm; D (rim): 10.5 cm, (foot): 8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1659
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Transparent light green non-lead glass; blown, enameled. Slightly tapered shape with flared rim; enameled border with the remains of gilding between; figure of St. Christopher ankle-deep in a stream, steadying himself with a tree, and carrying the Christ Child, with orb, on his shoulder; stylized lily-of-the- valley with red, yellow, green and blue leaves on the reverse; inscribed in white enamel "CHRISTOFFORUS Der Starcke heldt, hat getragen/Die ganze Welt Anno Domini 1659"; green, blue, yellow and red lines at the bottom; trailed foot ring with white enamel dashes; kick with rough pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
Category: 
Technique: 
Inscription: 
1659
Date
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23