Ale Glass

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Object Name: 
Ale Glass
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Overall H: 45.3 cm; Rim Diam: 5.7 cm; Foot Diam: 11.1 cm
On Display
about 1670
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Web Description: 
This flute is engraved with a portrait of the young William III (1650–1702), prince of Orange, stadholder (elected governor) of the Netherlands (1672–1702), and king of England (1689–1702). William was born shortly after his father died. The inscription on the flute, “Noch Leeft Orangien,” means “[The house of] Orange still lives.”
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Former Collection
Schick, Viktor, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, diamond-engraved. Tall, tapered, straight-sided bowl with diamond-point engraved decoration: inscribed "Noch Leeft Orangien" above a male portrait (William III, Prince of Orange, later King William III of England), and the royal arms of the Netherlands, with an eagle in flight below, a tree stump with a bird sitting on a growing sprout, scattered floral sprigs, and a moth; stem composed of a disk above hollow ovoid knop and capstan section below; spreading foot with folded rim and rough pontil mark.
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23
The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian-Style Glassworking (2019) illustrated, Introduction fig. 13, Low Countries Tall flute; BIB# 716365
New Insights into 17th and 18th century Glass from Portugal: Study and Preservation (2016) illustrated, p. 26 (fig. 2.3);
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, pp. 244-245, fig. 14; BIB# 79761
Glassmaking History in Drinking Vessels (1941-08) p. 80;