Covered Beaker

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Object Name: 
Covered Beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 22.8 cm; Beaker H: 12.4 cm, Diam: 9.4 cm; Cover H: 11.6 cm, Diam: 10.5 cm
On Display
about 1688-1701
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Web Description: 
The monogram is that of Frederick III Elector of Brandenburg (1688–1713). He was the first King of Prussia (1701–1713). His daughter-in-law is commemorated in the adjacent covered goblet.
Count Donhoff, Former Collection
Beinecke, Edwin J., Source
Primary Description: 
Clear heavy glass; free-blown, cut and engraved. Beaker (a) almost cylindrical body with ground slightly concave base; two bands of cut ovals at rim and base, cut rings below rim and above base, frieze of broad leaves in slight relief around lower body; the obverse shows an oval concave medallion with the monogram of the Elector Frederick III of Brandenburg, flanked by putti; the reverse has the coat of arms of Brandenburg, the medallion flanked by putti, both medallions are surmounted by crowns and have flags and drums below; two dancing putti between the medallions; set-in domed cover (b) with solid pineapple-shaped finial; two broad-leaf friezes and a wavy palm-leaf frieze, accompanied by cut rings and a band of cut ovals at the bottom, finial cut to form a pineapple.
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Herrliche Kunste und Manufacturen - Fayence, Glas und Tapisserien aus der Zeit Friedrichs I
Schloss Charlottenburg 2001-04-17 through 2001-08-05
La escultura en vidrio (2017) illustrated, p. 139 (fig. 3.38);
Historia del Vidrio: desarrollo formal, technologico y cientifico (2012) illustrated, Fig. 157, p. 198; BIB# 139172
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, pp. 234-235, #70; BIB# 103865
Herrliche Kunste und Mafacturen (2001) pp. 259-260, 157; BIB# 69291
Rubinglas des Ausgehenden 17. und des 18. Jahrhunderts (revised ed.) (2001) illustrated, p. 138, fig. 23; BIB# 71682
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 62, #52; BIB# 35679
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 60, 63, #52; BIB# 33211
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 140-141, pl. 62; BIB# 33819
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, p. 56, #50; BIB# 21161
Gemalde, Ikonen, Skulpturen, Glas, Kunstgewerbe, #450 (1958-06-11) p. 78, #850, pl. 52; BIB# 9851