Flask

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Object Name: 
Flask
Accession Number: 
91.3.56
Dimensions: 
H: 15 cm, W: 11.3 cm, D: 3.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1870-1871
Credit Line: 
Gift of Beth Hin
Primary Description: 
Colorless and transparent ruby-red non-lead glasses; blown, overlaid, cut, acid-etched, engraved. Flattened, circular shape with short, slightly tapered, cylindrical neck; ruby overlay on colorless; the neck with eight cut facets forming quatrefoils; the flattened face on one side with an elaborate acid-etched scene of a man carrying a rifle, gesturing toward a dog carrying a bird in its mouth; within an elaborately scrolled frame, a stag's head and trophy of hunting weapons above, foliate sprays at either side, and a lengthy inscription in a band below, "Die Jäger haben ein lustiges Leben. / Wenn sie das Wild im Wald aufheben."; the reverse face with a cut circular clear window in the center, decorated around the edge with engraved stylized flowers and foliage, within a larger frame of cut cross-hatched petals and sprigs; polished pontil mark on the bottom, forming a flat base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Hin, Mrs. William, Former Collection
Hin, Beth, Source
Recent Important Acquisitions, 34 (1992) illustrated, pp. 140-141, #33; BIB# AI30154