Beaker

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
72.3.28
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1730-1740
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Beaker. Colorless non-lead glass; blown, cut, gold foil decoration. Double-walled glass with tapered, panel-cut sides; continuous scene in engraved gold foil of a horseman firing a pistol at a stag, and being attacked by two dogs; reverse depicts a large building with ducks flying nearby; inscribed "SOVIEL ALS TROPFFEN BIER/IN DEISEN GLASE STEHN/SOVIEL MAHL WVENSH ICH/DIR MEIN FREVND. VIEL/WOHLER GEHN"; gold foil borders above and below, the lower with foliate motifs; separate disk inserted in the base, with gold foil decoration of a hand emerging from clouds, holding a burning heart cradled in two branches, with another burning heart below, against a transparent red background.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Former Collection
Chinese Glass snuff Bottles: Foreign Influences on an Indigenous Art Form (2015-03) illustrated, p. 7;
European Glassmaking Techniques in China: Kilian Stumpf's Probable Influence over Liuli (2013-03) illustrated, p. 12;