Liqueur Glass with Ruby Glass Foot

Object Name: 
Liqueur Glass with Ruby Glass Foot

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Object Name: 
Liqueur Glass with Ruby Glass Foot
Accession Number: 
2007.3.118 G
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12.2 cm, Diam: 8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
designed in 1900-1901
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ennion Society
Web Description: 
.Designed by the well-known German architect and industrial designer, Peter Behrens, this rare drinking glass with ruby-glass feet was made in 1900–1901. The early Modernist set was produced by the Rheinische Glashütte in Cologne-Ehrenfeld. It contains drinking glasses for champagne, white wine, red wine, beer, water, and liqueur. Behrens practiced as a painter in Munich in the 1890s before embarking on a career in architecture and design. In 1899, he was invited to join a newly established artists’ colony in Darmstadt with the goal of developing new, modern and forward-looking forms of construction and living. Behrens designed his own house, including the furniture and accessories. He designed this iconic drinking set for the dining room. Behrens played a major role in charting a course for design in the first decade of the 20th century, and this set of drinking glasses represents an important moment in the development of modern design in Europe.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Schroder, Udo, Source
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Colorless and transparent ruby glass; cased, mold-blown. Colorless hemispherical shaped cup atop a red, open cylindrical stem that widens slightly to domed foot.
The Gather (2008) illustrated, p. 12;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2007 (2008) illustrated, p. 14; BIB# AI90242
Trinkglaser vom Jugendstil zum Art Deco (1998) illustrated, p. 124-125, 251; BIB# 80282