Covered Gold-Ruby Beaker

Object Name: 
Covered Gold-Ruby Beaker

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Object Name: 
Covered Gold-Ruby Beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
80.3.41
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13.7 cm; Rim Diam: 6.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1860-1880
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. K. F. Landegger
Primary Description: 
Transparent dark red non-lead glass; blown, carved; gilt metal mounts; carnelian. (a) Cylindrical shape with slightly everted rim; sides carved in high relief, with a narrow foliate border below the rim, an undulating band of cornucopias with fruit (pine cones) and large, swirling flowers, and with an acanthus leaf border near the base; incised groove above the foot; flat base with rough pontil mark. (b) Domed shape, the annular glass part with a band of relief-carved acanthus leaves, matching that on (a); with a silver-gilt rim and cap, the latter with chased swirling leaves, and a baluster-shaped carnelian finial.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Landegger, Mrs. K. F., Former Collection
1980-09-30
Recent Important Acquisitions, 23 (1981) illustrated, p. 98, #26;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1980 (1981) illustrated, pp. 7, 12;