Musicians

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Title: 
Musicians
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2011.3.186
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.2 cm, Diam (max): 7.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1725-1750
Web Description: 
A scene finely cut in gold leaf is placed between the inner and outer layers of this double-walled drinking vessel.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Im Kinsky Kunst Auktionen, Source
2011-12-21
Primary Description: 
Colorless and ruby red glass, gold; blown, cut, gold-sandwich technique. Cylindrical beaker widening slightly towards rim; exterior shows cut vertical facets. Wall of vessel decorated with sandwiched gold scene showing nine musicians with instruments. Base of vessel decorated with sandwiched gold scene showing man on horseback with dogs. Ruby red glass disc on base.