Igel

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Object Name: 
Igel
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.3.537
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 24.2 cm, Diam (max): 13.7 cm; Foot Diam: 14.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1690-1700
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, engraved. Globular bowl, with vertical rim, open to the hollow, cylindrical stem; covered with engraved decoration, including a lappet border, altar bearing a double-headed, crowned eagle with coat of arms on its breast, tiered fesswise in the first division, three bends in the second (the Hapsburg arms), topped by a flaming heart on a cross- hatched hearth, and a radiance below clouds, with elaborate foliate scrolls at either side, and the inscription "Was gott und/dem Käyser träü"; the initials "HCFS" below the altar; on the reverse, a quartered coat of arms bearing three pallets on the first and fourth quarters, and crowned griffins in the second and third, with florid mantling, crowned helmets and crests, including a sheep standing beneath a tree, and a crowned griffin; foliate sprays at either side, tied with a bow at the bottom; stylized flowering large plants at either side; engraved foliate wreath at the base of the bowl; engraved trellis wrapped around the stem; trumpet foot with engraved geometric band and a floral and foliate wreath; folded foot; rough pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
1979
Color: 
Technique: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23