Flute Glass

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Object Name: 
Flute Glass
Accession Number: 
79.3.263
Dimensions: 
H: 35.3 cm; D(rim): 8.5 cm, (foot): 11.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1710-1720
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Flute Glass. Colorless non-lead glass; blown, cut, engraved. Tall, tapered bowl with engraved border of flowers and leaves; side decorated with a large crowned coat of arms (of Poland and Saxony) supported by crowned eagles, inscribed "F.A.R.P.E.S" in a ribbon above, with flags and arms amassed below; cut flutes alternating with vertical rows of cut circular facets, outlined with matte arches; stem composed of two mereses above a facet-cut ball knop, a merese, and a waisted section; circular foot with engraved floral and foliate border on the upper surface; rough pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
Category: 
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23
Sachsisches Glas : Geschichte, Zentren, Dekorationen (1988) p. 103, fig. 172; BIB# 32922
Glassmaking History in Drinking Vessels (1941-08) pp. 80-82;