Overlay Beaker with Sulphide

Object Name: 
Overlay Beaker with Sulphide

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Object Name: 
Overlay Beaker with Sulphide
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 12.1 cm; Top Diam: 8.3 cm; Base Diam: 6.9 cm
On Display
about 1841-1851
Primary Description: 
Very thick colorless glass, cased with opaque white, then sapphire-blue; free-blown with design cut through to colorless core or base. Long sides spreading in slight concave curve from projecting base to plain rim; geometric design, opaque white piping between colorless (core) reserve and blue surface ground -- on sides, wide band having discs in ends of vertical intersecting ellipses and, in front, large ellipse with portrait medallion (sulphide bust) marked "E. KIRCHNER" on blue ground, and half-discs in spandrels between ends of ellipses; short round-top arches on side of base; smooth colorless bottom.
Glover, Marguerite, Source
Questers, Former Collection
Parke-Bernet Galleries, NYC, Former Collection
Corning Museum of Glass 2005-05-19 through 2005-10-30
From Neuwelt to the Whole World: 300 Years of Harrach Glass (2012) illustrated, p. 37 (top); BIB# 128810