Cup with Two Handles

Object Name: 
Cup with Two Handles

Notice of Upcoming Content and Access Change

The Museum is working on the future of our online collections access. A new version will be available later in 2023. During this transition period, the current version of the Collections Browser may have reduced functionality and data may be not be updated. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For any questions or concerns, please contact us.

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Cup with Two Handles
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 7 cm, W: 12.9; Rim Diam: 8.6 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Transparent light blue, with few bubbles; blown; rim finished at glory hole; handles and foot ring applied. Rim thickened on outside, with rounded lip; wall straight, splaying slightly and bulging before curving in sharply at bottom; base flat, with applied foot ring, apparently fire-polished; no pontil mark. Handles dropped on to outside of rim, drawn horizontally outward, folded downward and inward, and pinched to make flat thumb-rest; then drawn downward and inward, and pinched to make flat thumb-rest; then drawn downward, first away from wall, then toward it, and finally away again before being folded inward and upward and attached to wall; excess glass drawn upward over outer surface; folded glass then pinched to make flat finger-rest.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
Antikes Glas (Handbuch der Archaologie) (2004) illustrated, p. 483 (Taf. 374); BIB# 83444
Extending Exhibits in the Museum Store (2003) illustrated, p. 36-37; BIB# AI57824
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 91-92, #132; p. 336, #132; BIB# 58895
Seasons Greetings from Sherry-Lehmann (1990/11) illustrated, p. 44; BIB# 90994
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 24, #10; p. 23; BIB# 33211
Stained Glass: Jewels of Light (1988) illustrated, p. 22; BIB# 59584
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, p. 20, #10; BIB# 21161
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 96-97, #165c; BIB# 27315
Catalogue des Verres Antiques de la Collection Ray Winfield Smith (1954) illustrated, p. 40, #225; BIB# 28196