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Overall H: 24.5 cm; Rim Diam: 10 cm; Foot Diam: 11.6 cm
On Display
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Gift in memory of Paula Sophie Niese Sieker by her daughter Elise Julia Sieker Walker and Family
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Colorless, non-lead Glass; blown, engraved. Large ovoid bowl; copper-wheel engraved with a calligraphic inscription, "Unusquisq(ue) Fortuna sua faber" (Everyone is the smith of his own fortune); tall stem composed of multiple knops, with two sets of three sharp mereses, above a hollow flattened ball knop, another triple-merese knop, a squat hollow baluster knop, and another triple-disk merese at the bottom; spreading, circular foot with folded rim; engraved wreath of foliage encircling the foot; rough pontil mark.
Walker, Elise Julia Sieker, Former Collection
Walker, Mrs. Warren, Source
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Recent Important Acquisitions, 31 (1989) illustrated, pp. 104-105, #10; BIB# AI23357
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1988 (1989) illustrated, pp. 6-7; BIB# AI96381