Roemer with Joshua and Caleb

Object Name: 
Roemer with Joshua and Caleb

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Object Name: 
Roemer with Joshua and Caleb
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Overall H: 25.7 cm, Diam: 15.1 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Transparent light green glass; blown, molded, diamond-engraved. Large, globular bowl open to a large cylindrical stem; bowl diamond-point engraved with a scene of two men carrying a huge bunch of grapes hanging from a pole supported on their shoulders (one identified as "Josua," the other as "Caleb"), with a dog racing ahead of them, inscribed "1643" and "kent u Selven" above the dog, large trees at either end of the scene, with a long inscription "Nota bene/Siet ? desen wyn van passe genomen/ Is menich mensche seer wel becomen,/ Maer alsmen te veel daer van geniet/ Verkeert wyns denckt in pynlych [sic] verdriet:" and "Hi. fe. AEtat. 70" below; swans swim below the scene; trailed milled ring around the base of the bowl; twenty four molded raspberry prunts arranged in four alternating bands on the stem; coil-wound foot; slight kick; rough pontil mark.
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
Wine and Spirit: Rituals, Remedies, and Revelry
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum 2010-09-02 through 2010-12-12
Memorial Art Gallery of The University of Rochester 2011-01-30 through 2011-04-10
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23