Ice Glass Beaker

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Object Name: 
Ice Glass Beaker
Accession Number: 
98.3.60
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 22.4 cm; Diam (Rim): 13.3 cm; Diam (Foot): 9.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1600-1650
Web Description: 
Ice glass is made by plunging a parison (partly inflated mass of hot glass) into cold water and withdrawing it quickly. The thermal shock creates fissures in the surface, and these impart a frosted appearance when the parison is further inflated and shaped. This technique, which was developed in Venice during the mid-16th century, became popular in the Low Countries by the beginning of the 17th century.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Dragesco-Cramoisan, Source
1998-12-06
Primary Description: 
Transparent light grey glass; gilt; blown, stamped, applied, tooled, gilded. Slightly flaring cylindrical shape with flaring rim. Applied and tooled circular foot with kick. Heavily textured "ice glass" surface with decorations of three applied gilded masks alternating with three gilded raspberry prunts, band of gilt at rim.
The Yearning for Venetian Glass: Beauty that Traversed Oceans and Time
Venue(s)
Suntory Museum of Art 2011-08-10 through 2011-10-10
50th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition “Art revisited, beauty revealed” III
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
 
The Yearning for Venetian Glass: Beauty that Traversed Oceans and Time (2011) illustrated, p. 89;
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 276, fig. 6; BIB# 79761
The Corning Museum of Glass: A Decade of Glass Collecting 1990-1999 (2000) illustrated, pp. 16-17, #7; BIB# 65446
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1998 (1999) p. 3;