The Astronomer

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Title: 
The Astronomer
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.3.664
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13.3 cm, D(rim): 9.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1870-1890
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Beaker, "The Astronomer." Colorless non-lead glass; blown, cut, enameled, gilt. Slightly waisted, tapering bowl; large, rounded, facet-cut foot; gilt rim; elaborately enameled in sepia and black: a bearded man working over a globe, with other globes nearby on a table and on the floor, inscribed "IA", in an elaborate frame formed by urns with fruit, floral swags, and scrolls; on the reverse, the inscription "Der Astronomus./So bin ich ein Astronomus/Erkenn zukünftig Finsternuss/An Sonn und Mond durch/das Gestirn."; polished flat base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
1979-03-22
Jurors' Choice (2016) illustrated, p. 93; BIB# AI101515