Covered Ruby Glass Beaker

Object Name: 
Covered Ruby Glass Beaker

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Object Name: 
Covered Ruby Glass Beaker
Accession Number: 
61.3.8
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 25.8 cm; Rim Diam: 11.4 cm; Base Diam: 9.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1840-1850
Primary Description: 
Transparent deep ruby red very thick glass; wear marks at base; free-blown, engraved and cut (Hochschnitt and Tiefschnitt). (a) Eleven-sided straight-sided beaker slightly decreasing in diameter towards 11-sided foot with flat base and polished pontil mark; 11-sided slightly protruding rim section; (b) set-in conical cover with wide overhanging shoulder and solid ball knob; the object is heavily engraved in unpolished Tieschnitt while the top is heavily engraved in unpolished Hochschnitt; on the beaker is a very elaborate scene of a group of satyrs assaulting a group of nymphs in a landscape; starting with a satyr and a nymph dancing, there is a dog and dead fox near by; continuing towards the right against a background of bushes and trees there are four pairs of nude nymphs and satyrs; the first satyr tries to lift a struggling girl; the second pair, a satyr rushing toward the right to seize a second girl, the third group, a woman sits trying to struggle against an assaulting satyr who tries to shield himself with hand against the spear of an aggressive nymph, with a fourth nymph sitting in between; around the bottom and the top deeply cut leaf friezes; on the top of the cover, in Hochschnitt and unpolished leaf rosette, the finial has a scale pattern of leaves, around the shoulder another unpolished wreath of leaves; at the base on a polished pontil mark, a mirror monogram "T J A".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Davis, Cecil, Source
1961
Kuester, H. U., Former Collection
Color: 
Material: 
From Neuwelt to the Whole World: 300 Years of Harrach Glass (2012) illustrated, p. 34 (top); BIB# 128810
Rubinglas des Ausgehenden 17. und des 18. Jahrhunderts (revised ed.) (2001) illustrated, pp. 136-137, fig. 22; BIB# 71682
Rubinglas des Ausgehenden 17. und des 18. Jahrhunderts (1997-12-15) pp. 238-239; BIB# 60294
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 77, #72; BIB# 35679
Cranberry Glass (1981-09) p. 37, ill.;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 4 (1962) illustrated, cover, frontispiece;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 3 (1961) illustrated, pp. 142-143, #34;
Fine English and Continental Glass, Oriental and French Rugs and Carpets, Tapestries (Sotheby's Sale) (1960-12-09) pl. 29, #29;