Beaker on Ball Feet

Object Name: 
Beaker on Ball Feet

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Object Name: 
Beaker on Ball Feet
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 9.5 cm, Diam: 8.3 cm
On Display
about 1665
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, enameled. Straight-sided, cylindrical form, with rounded base and flat bottom; the sides decorated with a continuous landscape in matte black enamel, including a ruin with arches and pilasters, with a fountain in the background, man and donkey at the left, a man and woman at the right; a fragmentary wall with two coats of arms at the base, one with a castlated tower, the other a lion rampant; rocks to the right of the wall, with scratched signature "IOH.SCHAPER." below; to the right, a large moated castle, partly overgrown with vegetation, a drawbridge and arcaded bridge at the right; two male figures standing in the foreground; bottom with slight concavity; rough pontil mark; three hollow flattened ball (bun) feet applied at the base rim.
Schick, Viktor, Former Collection
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
Johann Schaper
Enamelling and Gilding on Glass (2013) illustrated, pp. 66-67 (left); BIB# 142116
Die Nurnberger Hausmaler: Emailfarbendekor auf Glasern und Fayencen der Barockzeit (1984) illustrated, pp. 128-129 (fig. 80a-e); BIB# 31135