Double-Walled Beaker

Object Name: 
Double-Walled Beaker

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Object Name: 
Double-Walled Beaker
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Accession Number: 
H: 3 5/8", D (rim): 2 13/16"
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Ruth Friedman in memory of Dr. Harry G. Friedman
Primary Description: 
Double-Walled Beaker. Colorless non-lead glass; blown, cut, sandwiched; gold leaf. Tapered, straight-sided form; cut vertical panels on the exterior; double-walled, the outer sleeve ending below the rim; gold leaf decoration between, an oval panel depicting a full- length figure of a male saint, holding a crucifix in his arms, inscribed above, "S. LVDOVICVS."; foliate scrolls and flowers around the frame; on the reverse, an elaborate formal foliate scroll with putti; formal band of foliage around the base; flat, polished disk set into the bottom, enclosing a gold leaf crowned mirror monogram "AV" with palm fronds below; transparent red resin at the back.
Friedman, Ruth, Source
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 137, 250; BIB# 61154
Conservation Problems of Zwischengoldglas (1980) illustrated, pp. 14-15, 17, fig. 1; p. 30 ff.;