Goblet with Scenes of the Hirschberg Linen Trade

Object Name: 
Goblet with Scenes of the Hirschberg Linen Trade

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Object Name: 
Goblet with Scenes of the Hirschberg Linen Trade
Accession Number: 
79.3.264
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 20.2 cm; Rim Diam: 8.8 cm; Foot Diam: 10.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1750-1760
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Colorless, non-lead glass; blown, cut, engraved, gilt. Tapered, straight-sided bowl, with waisted section at the base; gilt rim; sides covered with elaborately engraved decoration: foliate scrolls set off several panels, each enclosing a scene of gardening, spinning, fabric weaving, etc., and with a large panel at the front decorated with elaborate buildings and a harbor, inscribed "Floreat Comercium" above; a tiny figure of Mercury carrying a pennant inscribed "Es gehe/wohl" on the reverse; relief-cut scrolls at the base of the bowl; stem composed of two mereses above a diamond-faceted ball, a straight section, a merese, and a spreading section at the base; polygonal faceted spreading foot, decorated with engraved triangles at the rim and cut ovals on the underside; no pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
Floreat Commercium
Inscription
Deutsches Schiffahrtsarchiv (2005) illustrated, p. 394 (detail); BIB# AI93731
Glass Through the Ages (Revised) (1959) pl. 428; BIB# 65361
Glass Through the Ages (1st Ed.) (1948) pl. 26D; BIB# 18668