Goblet with Lion Hunting Scene

Object Name: 
Goblet with Lion Hunting Scene

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Object Name: 
Goblet with Lion Hunting Scene
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 30.4 cm; Rim Diam: 10.8 cm; Foot Diam: 12.1 cm
On Display
about 1650-1670
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Colorless (smoky) non-lead glass; blown, engraved. Large, tapered, straight-sided bowl, rounded at the base; engraved with a continuous hunt scene: a mounted horseman spears a lion which is attacking a dog, with a sun above, another dog looks on, while a frightened horse rears, riderless, with trees on either side; elaborate stem composed of two "shrimp", joined at top and bottom, formed of coiled rods, with two wings arranged perpendicularly to the shrimp, and forming an open circle, with pincered trailings on the sides; merese above a hollow ball knop and merese; spreading circular foot with folded rim and engraved band of foliage; rough pontil mark.
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
Alchemy: Magic, Myth or Science?
Bruce Museum 2009-09-26 through 2010-01-03
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, p. 160, #14; BIB# 103865
Early Wheel Engraving in the Netherlands (1984) illustrated, pp. 98-99, fig. 37;
Einige Belgische Glaser aus dem XVIIen Jahrhundert (1965) p. 257.1, fig. B; BIB# AI84847