Hyalith Beaker

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Object Name: 
Hyalith Beaker
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 13.3 cm; Rim Diam: 9 cm; Base Diam: 6.7 cm
On Display
about 1835-1850
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Black non-lead glass; blown, cut, enameled, gilt. Tapered shape with panel-cut foot; inset rim cut and decorated with a granular purple enamel; elaborate gold zig-zag border below the cut rim, and a border of repeated diamonds; a wide black band, encircling the body, decorated with a continuous scene of sea gods, tritons, fish, etc., with a setting sun and stars in the background; border of repeated diamonds below; signed "Am.E./in Pl." between three gold bands near the base; marbled green and brown enamel in the inside of the beaker.
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
Anton Embrosius Egermann
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23
Important Acquisitions from the Strauss Collection (1980) illustrated, p. 111, #43;
Sammlung Biemann, Ausstellung 500 Jahre Glaskunst (1978) pp. 236-237, #187; BIB# 20216