Sakazuki 2 Decanters and 3 Cups Set

Object Name: 
Sakazuki 2 Decanters and 3 Cups Set

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Object Name: 
Sakazuki 2 Decanters and 3 Cups Set
Accession Number: 
55.6.18
Dimensions: 
(AB) Decanters with Stoppers H (max): 25.4 cm, Diam (max): 7.9 cm; (C) Cup Set H: 15.9 cm, Diam: 11.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1857
Credit Line: 
Gift of Asahi Glass Company
Primary Description: 
(AB) Clear glass with blue overlay; free blown, cased and cut; 2 decanters: pear-shaped body with straight walls and flat base, slender almost cylindrical neck with flaring rim; conical stoppers with flattened knop surmounted by a heavy disk finial; both heavily cut in a diamond pattern; the knop of the stopper is blue, the disk is scalloped and cut on top in a diamond star. (C) Colorless glass with dark-blue overlay, lead glass; blown, partially cased and cut. Three cups, graduated in size; identical flared bowl shapes; colorless rims; blue overlay of bowls cut in cross-hatched diamond shapes, with uncut blue between bowls and slightly out-flared, colorless foot rims; level bases; two-part glass stand for the nested cups: supporting the cups, a saucer-like form with loped edge of colorless glass rimmed with blue, surmounting a band of closely cross-hatched blue overlay and a collar-like foot of blue flanked by narrow bands of colorless glass; a three-footed pedestal base, with rounded disk of blue glass curving inward and downward to an opening into which part of the stand fits; below; two narrow bands of colorless glass flanking one of blue; a band of diamond shapes cut in blue glass and cross-hatched; the whole terminating in a tripartite foot of arched forms of plain colorless glass, each incased with five incised, horizontal lines, terminating in dark-blue lobed feet.
Department: 
Escort Guide to the Galleries (2013) illustrated, p. 28; BIB# 134015
Escort Guide to the Galleries [V4/2013] (2013) illustrated, p. 27; BIB# 134856
Glass: A Short History (Smithsonian Books edition) (2012) illustrated, pp. 62-63; BIB# 130360
Glass: A Short History (The British Museum edition) (2012) illustrated, pp. 62-63; BIB# 135965
Exhibit at Corning Explores Exchange of Ideas & Styles Between European & East Asian Glassmakers (2011-06-03) illustrated, p. 3;
Confluente Est-Vest in Arta Sti'clei (2011-05) illustrated, p. 13, bottom left; BIB# AI97782
A Glittering Interlude: Visions of Satsuma-kiriko (2009) illustrated, p. 84-85, #67; p. 197, b&w detail; BIB# 109986
Hikari no shouchu: sekai no garasu = The glass (1992) p. 126, #207; BIB# 58995
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 95, #89; BIB# 35679
Satsuma Kirik, Japan's First Artistic Cut Glass (1984) pp. 102-110;
Satsuma kiriko / Tsuchiya Yoshio cho: Fujimori Takeshi shashin (1983) illustrated, pp. 136, 236, #77-78; BIB# 31054
A History of Glass in Japan (1973) pp. 253, 352, pl. 28; BIB# 27425