Hyalith Beaker

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Object Name: 
Hyalith Beaker
Accession Number: 
79.3.177
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13.3 cm; Rim Diam: 9 cm; Base Diam: 6.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
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.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
Color: 
Inscription: 
Anton Embrosius Egermann
Signature
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Venue(s)
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