Tankard

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Object Name: 
Tankard
Accession Number: 
2014.3.15
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 30.4 cm, W: 15.3 cm, D: 13.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1600-1700
Credit Line: 
Purchased with funds from the Estate of Richard Andrasi
Web Description: 
The silver lid is decorated with a medallion that portrays an ancient Greek priestess, known as the Samian Sibyl, who was said to have prophesized the birth of Jesus.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Source
2010
to
2014-07-07
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
[image of crown] / FK / 410
label
Affixed on base circular white paper label faded brown
ETH COLLECTION / 481
label
Affixed on base circular white paper label
Primary Description: 
Tankard. Colorless and opaque white glass, silver, gilding; blown and hot-worked glass with applied handle, reinforcement hoop, and foot; cast, chased, and partially gilt silver. Vetro a fili and vetro a retortoli, colorless glass with a pink tinge, with lattimo threads and bundles of twisted lattimo threads, cylindrical wall, tapering slightly towards the top, foot-ring blown from the mantle, high kick in base, upper reinforcement hoop and handle made of a single trail of colorless glass each; later mount: silver, parcel-gilt, cast and chased. The mount was added later to the tankard (circa 1700): the lid, which has a wavy rim, is decorated with a relief medallion on which the Samian Sibyl is portrayed holding an open book.
The Corning Museum of Glass: Notable Acquisitions 2014 (2015) illustrated, p. 9 (#3); BIB# AI100547
Major Glass, Library Acquisitions Added to Corning Museum Collection (2015) illustrated, p. 317 (bottom left); BIB# 705344
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2014 (2014) p. 7; BIB# 706293
The White Gold of Venice: Filigree Glass for European Kunstkammer (Das weisse Gold von Venedig: Filigranglas für die Kunstkammern Europas) (2014) illustrated, p. 59 (far right), p. 140-141, 206-207, 212, and centerfold (cat. no. 38); BIB# 139359