Flute

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Object Name: 
Flute
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.3.252
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 45.3 cm; Rim Diam: 5.7 cm; Foot Diam: 11.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1670
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Web Description: 
This flute is engraved with a portrait of the young William III (1650-1702), prince of Orange, stadholder (elected governor) of the Netherlands (1672-1702), and king of England (1689-1702). William was born shortly after his father died. The inscription on the flute, "Noch Leeft Orangien," means "[The house of] Orange still lives."
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Former Collection
Schick, Viktor, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, diamond-engraved. Tall, tapered, straight-sided bowl with diamond-point engraved decoration: inscribed "Noch Leeft Orangien" above a male portrait (William III, Prince of Orange, later King William III of England), and the royal arms of the Netherlands, with an eagle in flight below, a tree stump with a bird sitting on a growing sprout, scattered floral sprigs, and a moth; stem composed of a disk above hollow ovoid knop and capstan section below; spreading foot with folded rim and rough pontil mark.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23
 
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, pp. 244-245, fig. 14; BIB# 79761
Glassmaking History in Drinking Vessels (1941-08) p. 80;
Catalogue of the Well-known collection of fine Continental glass Formed by the late Viktor Schick. The Property of Mrs. Hedwig Schick (1939-05-04) lot 140;