Goblet with Gold-Foil Silhouette

Object Name: 
Goblet with Gold-Foil Silhouette

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Object Name: 
Goblet with Gold-Foil Silhouette
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
65.3.59
Dimensions: 
H: 7"; D (base): 3 3/8", (base): 2 11/16"
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1790-1800
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, cut, engraved, gilt, double- walled plaques. Large, ovoid bowl; polished and gilt rim, with a row of linked gilt circular facets below; elaborately engraved scrolled frame, with floral swags and a wreath of foliage, and three inserted oval plaques with silhouette portraits in black on a gold background, on the inner surface, the portrait at the right of a man facing dexter, a woman at the left facing sinister, and a smaller plaque centered, below, with a silhouette of a girl facing dexter; the reverse side of the oval plaques are of matte gold; on the reverse side of the bowl, an oval frame of foliage wrapped with ribbon, enclosing the inscription "Denckma//der/Freundschaft", a wide band of cut diamond-shaped facets at the base of the bowl; stem with angular merese above a faceted disk knop, and spreading cut square stem and foot, with cut straight rim; the base polished flat, with cut circular pontil mark and eight-pointed star at the center.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Davis, Cecil, Source
1965-09-21
The Corning Museum of Glass and the Finger Lakes Region (1993) illustrated, p. 24, #33; BIB# 35681
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 68, #61; BIB# 35679
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 170-171, pl. 77; BIB# 33819
Vetri del Settecento e dell'ottocento (1985) illustrated, cover; BIB# 32949
Garasu Nyumon (Introduction to Glass) (1983) illustrated, p. 106; BIB# 32417