Beaker (Ranftbecher) with a View of Prague

Object Name: 
Beaker (Ranftbecher) with a View of Prague

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Object Name: 
Beaker (Ranftbecher) with a View of Prague
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 11 cm; Rim Diam: 8.4 cm; Foot Diam: 7.7 cm
On Display
about 1820
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. K. F. Landegger
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, cut, enameled, gilded, stained. Waisted, cylindrical shape, with thick, flared foot; the rim polished and gilded; the sides decorated with a rectangular panel containing a transparent-enameled, minutely-detailed view of a town square, with a large building with tower and clock at the left, the dome and twin spires of a church in the center background, and the facade and spires of another church at the right; identified in gold script on a yellow silver-stained panel below: "Ansicht des Hauptplatzes von der Altstadt Prag"; the view framed on the top and sides with narrow yellow silver-stained bands decorated with gilded formal foliate devices; a gilded arcade band with pendant arrows and foliage around the reverse side, below the rim; gilded band on the foot; the sides of the foot decorated with cut vertical grooves; the bottom flat, with cut and yellow silver-stained star.
Landegger, Lena (Mrs. K. F.), Source
Recent Important Acquisitions, 34 (1992) illustrated, p. 135, #22, top center; BIB# AI30154
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1991 (1992) illustrated, pp. 6-7, top, second from left; BIB# AI96378