Flori-Form Goblet

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Object Name: 
Flori-Form Goblet
Accession Number: 
H: 32.4 cm, W(rim): about 8.5 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Karl and Wolfgang Schmid
Primary Description: 
Transparent yellowish-brown with mottled bluish-green fumed surface (or possibly overlay); transparent pale blue with darker blue streaks; flameworked, fumed, wheel-engraved. Goblet. Bowl: transparent yellowish-brown with fumed or cased surface; tulip-shaped with rim in form of three petals; lip rounded, rim curves inward and wall descends almost vertically before curving in to bottom; rim and wall slit in three places. Stem: transparent blue; long, narrow tube with swelling at top and bottom, and with two corkscrew twists. Foot: made from same tube as stem; low hollow cone with rounded edge. Engraved decoration on bowl, cut through to yellowish-brown: seven butterflies of different sizes and shapes, all with wings outspread and shown from either above or below. Signatures: on bowl: "Schmid" (engraved or possibly acid-etched, cursive); on underside of foot, near edge: "K. Schmid 84 W. Schmid 84" (cursive, engraved).
Schmid, Karl, Source
Schmid, Mary, Source