Beaker

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
76.1.7
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.4 cm; Rim Diam: 8.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1200-1299
Credit Line: 
Gift of Countess J. de Vogué
Primary Description: 
Beaker. Colorless, with yellowish green tinge, bubbly. Blown; gilded, enameled. Beaker. Rim, rounded by reheating, flares sharply from narrow, almost cylindrical body with thickened, tooled base. Central register is outlined with thin opaque red enamel lines and divided in half by almond-shaped blazon with endless knot motif at top and bottom, on deep blue ground; opaque white Kufic inscription is bordered above and below by series of small, raised relief dots in opaque white enamel; almond design is outlined with opaque white dots, and endless knot motifs are highlighted with small, raised relief blue dots; thickened tooled base retains pontil mark and large chip, perhaps from breaking it away from rod.
Provenance: 
de Vogue, Countess J., Source
1976-07-16
Category: 
Venice: Heir to the Glassmakers of Islam or Byzantium (1999) p. 96; p. 100, Fig. iv; BIB# 84056