Unbreakable Beaker

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Object Name: 
Unbreakable Beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.3.617
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13.1 cm, Diam (rim): 7.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1656
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Transparent dark green glass; blown, molded, diamond-point engraved. Heavy, cylindrical shape with scratch-engraved (diamond-point) inscription "Trinck mich auss vund Würff mich Nider/Heb mich auff und vill mich wider 1656," some gilding remains on the engraving; trailed thread below; fifteen applied molded "raspberry" prunts on the side; heavy trailed foot ring; rough pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
1979-03-22
Count Wilchek, Former Collection
Alchemy: Magic, Myth or Science?
Venue(s)
Bruce Museum 2009-09-26 through 2010-01-03
Drinking Glasses Through the Ages
Venue(s)
Place des Antiquaries 1987-11-18 through 1988-01-31
 
Masterpieces of European and American Glass
Venue(s)
Suntory Museum of Art 1981-10 through 1981-11
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23