Beaker

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
95.3.50
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6.7 cm; Rim Diam: 6.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1801-1994
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Web Description: 
The object is crudely made and the surface was treated to give the appearance of antiquity. It does not seem to be a direct imitation of any known type of early glass, the form approximating to medieval Waldglas beakers, which are generally green or greenish in color and do not have applied decoration.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
1979-03-22
Color: 
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Deep blue translucent, opaque white glasses; blown, applied. Beaker: somewhat lopsided. Rim plain, with rounded lip; wall tapers and curves in at bottom; base plain, with conical kick; pontil mark. Applied decoration consists of small patches of white which were picked up on parison and marvered before object was blown to full size, and about ten short, straight or curving pieces of which rod applied haphazardly to wall and left unmarvered. Surfaces dull, with patches of matte grayish incrustation or stain. Glass is bubbly, with dark blue streamers.