Set of Drinking Glasses with Ruby Glass Feet

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Set of Drinking Glasses with Ruby Glass Feet

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Object Name: 
Set of Drinking Glasses with Ruby Glass Feet
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Tallest Glass H: 21.3 cm, Diam (max): 11 cm
Not on Display
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.
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