Covered Goblet

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Object Name: 
Covered Goblet
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Accession Number: 
Overall H: 36.4 cm; Rim Diam: 11.5 cm; Foot Diam: 11.7 cm
On Display
about 1736
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Web Description: 
This goblet bears the conjoined arms of Saxony and England. It probably refers to the marriage of Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales, and Augusta, princess of Saxe-Gotha, in 1736.
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, cut, gilt. (a) Large round funnel bowl with cut rounded ribbing with oval facets at the base; gilt rim; gilt crowned conjoined coat of arms of Saxony and England, encircled by a garter inscribed "HONI SOIT QUI MAL V. PENSE", with crowned lion and unicorn supporters; on the reverse the crowned conjoined mirror monograms JNH (?) and VLH (?), with laurel sprays below; stem composed of a panel-faceted ball knop above a panel- and diamond-faceted inverted baluster, and a faceted basal knop; domed, circular foot with oval cut facets; rough pontil mark. (b) Flattened, circular shape with folded gilt rim and inset flange; gilt decoration of angel's heads and foliate scrolls; finial composed of a gilt ball knop above a panel-faceted true baluster with gilt band, and a faceted basal ball knop; rough pontil mark.
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23