Goblet with Portraits of King Frederick William I and Queen Sophia Dorothea

Object Name: 
Goblet with Portraits of King Frederick William I and Queen Sophia Dorothea

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Object Name: 
Goblet with Portraits of King Frederick William I and Queen Sophia Dorothea
Accession Number: 
79.3.449
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 21.6 cm; Rim Diam: 10.1 cm; Foot Diam: 10.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1730-1735
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, cut, engraved. Large ovoid bowl; cut and engraved decoration, including polished diamond- shaped jewels in a matte border above a band of polished circular facets; engraved circular panels on each side, one with a male bust-length portrait facing (King Friedrick William I)sinister, the other with a female bust-length portrait facing (Queen Sophia Dorothea) sinister, crowns above; the male portrait with military trophies at either side, the female with cornucopias of fruit and foliage; inscribed "Es lebe/der Konig, und die/Konigin." above; relief-carved pointed stylized leaves in a band at the base of the bowl; stem with flattened ball knop with oval facets, above a hollow, faceted baluster knop, and another oval-faceted flattened ball knop; circular foot with pointed relief-carved leaves in a ring at the base of the stem; polished pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2003-03-20 through 2003-09-01
West Bridge Show
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23