Covered beaker

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Object Name: 
Covered beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
77.3.8
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 20.1 cm; Rim Diam: 8.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1700-1720
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. K. F. Landegger
Primary Description: 
Colorless, with gold ruby threads. Blown, threaded, cut. Beaker: tapered, straight-sided form, incorporating spiral ruby threads in sides and on bottom; domed cover with tapered brim, enclosing spiral ruby threads throughout; pear-shaped finial, mounted on capstan and disk, and containing spiral ruby threads; rough pontil mark on interior. Cut decoration: band of polished oval roundels at top and bottom, and wide band in middle, separated into vertical rectangular panels, alternately matte and polished, with patterns of oval roundels and stars; polished flutes at bottom; matte base with ring of polished ovals surrounding central circular, concave roundel. Cover has matching band of oval roundels and stars; finial is panel-cut and faceted.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Landegger, Lena (Mrs. K. F.), Source
Category: 
Material: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, p. 261, #88; BIB# 103865
Recent Important Acquisitions, 20 (1978) illustrated, p. 121, #17;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1977 (1978) illustrated, pp. 4-5, #3;