Ruby Glass Beaker

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Object Name: 
Ruby Glass Beaker
Accession Number: 
79.3.441
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14.2 cm, Diam (rim): 10.2 cm, Diam (foot): 7.7 cm.
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1670-1700
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Purple-red ice glass and clear glass, blown. Straight-sided, sub-conical beaker with slightly widened, fire-polished rim and applied colorless foot-trail; kicked-in base with rough pontil mark. Paper label on bottom: “Baron L. Rothschild.” The ice glass effect was achieved by marvering-in fragments of glass onto a parison that had not reached its final size. After the marvering, the glass was further blown. The heating and tooling of the rim has almost removed the ice-glass effect. There is no evidence that the fragments of glass are different than the base glass; i.e., the color of this glass is not an overlay.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Former Collection
Strauss, Jerome, Former Collection
Rothschild, Baron L., Former Collection
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17