Cup and Saucer

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Object Name: 
Cup and Saucer
Accession Number: 
79.3.388
Dimensions: 
(a,b) H: 7.5 cm; (a) H: 6.9 cm, D(max): 6.7 cm; (b) H: 2.7 cm, D(max): 12.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1835-1850
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Cup and Saucer. Opaque black non-lead glass; blown, stained (marbled) brown, enameled, silvered, gilt. (a) Ovoid shape bowl, inside and outside covered with a glossy marbleized brown stain; oval panel at front decorated with a nude woman ("Venus") holding a floral garland, with a winged putti holding a dish of flowers before her; silvered border around oval with silvered band extending from it and encircling the cup; gilt rim; applied loop handle; rounded disk foot; gilt foot rim; (b) low circular shape with ogee sides and everted tilt rim, black glass covered with glossy marbleized brown stain; silvered scroll band below rim.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Source
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2005-05-19 through 2005-10-30