Set of Drinking Glasses with Ruby Glass Feet

Object Name: 
Set of Drinking Glasses with Ruby Glass Feet

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Object Name: 
Set of Drinking Glasses with Ruby Glass Feet
Accession Number: 
2007.3.118
Dimensions: 
Tallest Glass H: 21.3 cm, Diam (max): 11 cm
Location: 
See Individual Records
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 set of seven drinking glasses 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
Primary Description: 
Colorless and transparent ruby glass; mold-blown. With colorless hemispherical shaped cup atop a red, open cylindrical stem that widens slightly to domed foot.
Seeing Through Modernism (2009-01) illustrated, p. 134-135;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2007 (2008) illustrated, p. 14; BIB# AI90242
The Gather (2008) illustrated, p. 12;
Trinkglaser vom Jugendstil zum Art Deco (1998) illustrated, p. 124-125, 251; BIB# 80282