Serpent-Stem Goblet

Object Name: 
Serpent-Stem Goblet

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Object Name: 
Serpent-Stem Goblet
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
51.3.116
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 18.5 cm; Rim Diam: 11.25 cm; Foot Diam: 10.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1675-1699
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass of yellowish tinge and full of minute bubbles, red and green-blue trim; free-blown, applied and tooled decoration, diamond-scratched engraving. Conical bowl, wide at rim and tapering sharply to small base at applied elaborate stem having a double dragon between slender shanks; figure "8" dragons formed from heavy red, white and colorless twists, green-blue heads and pincered or quilled bands along outside edges; wide thin circular foot; small rough pontil mark; diamond-scratch engraving: on bowl, delicate stylized flower, leaf, and tendril circlet above genre decoration with single tall flourishing thistle, leafy plant and small flower forming four zones--dancing children (on obverse); "Dutch" bagpiper (on reverse); young couple hurrying toward children (side, right); middle-aged couple running toward children, man with left arm upraised (side, left); on foot, two large stylized flowers with leaves and tendrils.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Blumka Gallery, Source
1951
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
Conservation and Care of Glass Objects (2006) illustrated, pp. 89-90; BIB# 96019
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 124-125, pl. 54; BIB# 33819
La rinascita di Murano (1982-08) p. 140;
Vetri, gionelti, smalti, tabacchiere (1981) illustrated, p. 36; BIB# 30910
Three Centuries of European Glass (1955) #IX;
Art in Glass (1955) p. 144;