Cylindrical Beaker

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Object Name: 
Cylindrical Beaker
Accession Number: 
64.1.47
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.9 cm; Rim Diam: 6.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1-99
Primary Description: 
Transparent pale topaz glass; mold-blown, two-part mold with separate base section. Cylindrical beaker; rim cracked off and roughly ground; straight side, tapering very slightly toward bottom; flat base. Body has two horizontal ribs above and three below; band is divided into two equal parts by stylized palm fronds, which serve to conceal mold seam, and is inscribed "EYØPTO/ YNH" (Euphrosune, merriment) below band of herringbone motifs; between lower horizontal ribs and bottom; vine sprays, with stems bearing alternate leaves and bunches of grapes. On base, central ring and dot with two concentric raised rings.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Safani, Esteban, Source
1964
Category: 
Wine: Celebration and Ceremony
Venue(s)
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution 1985-06-04 through 1985-10-13
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) illustrated, pp. 25-26, pl. 490; BIB# 58895
Recent Important Acquisitions, 7 (1965) illustrated, pp. 120-121, #2;