Tankard

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Object Name: 
Tankard
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
71.3.170
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14.5 cm; Rim Diam: 6.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1700
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Transparent dark gold ruby. Blown, applied; silver mounts raised, chased, engraved, gilded. Mug: pear-shaped body with cylindrical neck, bulbous below; applied loop handle, curled at lower terminal; trailed foot-ring and rough pontil mark. Gilded silver domed and gadrooned cover, with flat top bearing engraved cupid leaning on bowl, holding mask before his face, inscribed “Verstellen ist allein meine Kunst” (Disguise is my only art). Brim flat, with engraved stylized foliage; ball-shaped and ribbed grip for thumb. Foot-ring also of gilded silver, with cut and engraved stylized leaves grasping foot of jug, with flat rim with engraved foliage.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Source
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Molten Rubies: The Mid-Nineteenth Century Taste for Red Glass (2009) illustrated, p. 94; BIB# 108155, AI77487
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, p. 278, #104; BIB# 103865
Rubinglas des Ausgehenden 17. und des 18. Jahrhunderts (1997-12-15) Band 2, p. 61, #228; BIB# 60294