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Overall H: 18.8 cm, Diam (max): 10.6 cm
On Display
about 1676-1678
Web Description: 
This sparkling, lead glass vessel was used as a wineglass, and its shape is based on a German type used for white wine. that of medieval goblets. The cup is decorated with nipt-diamond-waies, a diamond pattern formed by manipulating adjacent vertical ribs with pincers. The A raven’s head seal can be seen among the raspberry prunts on the stem of the goblet.
Steuben Glass, Inc. (1903-2011), Source
Ratcliffe, R. F., Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Romer. Colorless lead glass; pattern-molded and blown, with applied decoration. Large spherical cupped-in bowl decorated with nipt-diamond waies; applied vermicular or frilled collar at top of hollow, cylindrical, fluted stem with six applied berry prunts and raven's head seal; applied, flaring, conical, ribbed foot with narrow folded rim, rough pontil mark.
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Masterpieces of Glass from The Corning Museum of Glass
National Gallery of Art 1990-12-02 through 1991-04-14
The Art of Glass: Masterpieces from The Corning Museum of Glass
IBM Gallery 1989-12-12 through 1990-02-02
National Gallery of Art 1990-12-09 through 1991-04-14
Decorative and utilitarian works from the Corning Museum of Glass, surveying 35 centuries of glass-making technology and stylistic developments from ancient Egyptian, Roman, Islamic, and Asian cultures to contemporary American and European examples. The works were selected by Corning Museum staff members Dwight P. Lanmon, director and curator of European glass; David B. Whitehouse, curator of ancient and Islamic glass; Jane Shadel Spillman, curator of American glass; and Susanne K. Frantz, curator of 20th-century glass.
Title Unknown (Museum of Fine Arts, Philadelphia)
Philadelphia Museum of Art 1948-11 through 1948-11
Title Unknown (Rich's)
Rich's Inc. 1948-10 through 1948-10
Title Unknown (Gump's)
Gump, R. B. 1947-04 through 1947-06
Title Unknown (Marshall Field & Co.)
Marshall Field & Co., Chicago 1974-10 through 1974-11
National antiques exposition
Madison Square Garden 1947-03 through 1947-03
The glass of wine : the science, technology, and art of glassware for transporting and enjoying wine (2018) illustrated, p. 32, fig. 3.4;
The "Invencon" of Lead Crystal -- Or Was It Flint Glass? (2016) illustrated, p. 193 (figs. 3 & 4); BIB# AI102772
Baroque Influences on the Form and Decoration of Glass (2014) illustrated, p. 59; BIB# 142141
Reflections on Glass (2013-11) illustrated, p. 13 (bottom left); BIB# AI98719
Glass: A Short History (Smithsonian Books edition) (2012) illustrated, p. 83; BIB# 130360
Glass: A Short History (The British Museum edition) (2012) illustrated, p. 83; BIB# 135965
Corning Museum of Glass (2009-01) illustrated, p. 6; BIB# 109342
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, p. 170, #20; BIB# 103865
Glass: making use of the secrets of matter (2003) illustrated, p. 37; BIB# 76451
Swarovski: the magic of crystal (1995) p. 44, ill.; BIB# 35771
Seasons Greetings from Sherry-Lehmann (1990/11) illustrated, p. 71; BIB# 90994
History of Glass Crafts (1990-07) p. 53;
Glasskolan 2: Mer elegans an vardagsnytta (1990-02) p. 52; BIB# AI55258
The Glass Source Book (1990) illustrated, p. 88, #2; BIB# 33844
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p 64-65, #54; BIB# 33211
L'Histoire du Verre: A Travers Les Tresors du Musee de Corning (1990) illustrated, p. 62;
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 142-143, pl. 63; BIB# 33819
Vetri del Settecento e dell'ottocento (1985) illustrated, p. 9; BIB# 32949
English Glass and the Glass used in England, circa 400-1940 (1984) illustrated, p. 120; pl. 24b; BIB# 22835
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, pp. 57, #52; BIB# 21161
George Ravenscroft: New Light on the Development of His 'Christalline Glasses' (1968) illustrated, pp. 163-164, fig. 4, #B 2; BIB# AI83950
Glass terminology: a German-English Glossary (1967) illustrated, pl. V (left); BIB# 59459
Glass Terminology: a German-English Glossary (1967) illustrated, pl. V (left); BIB# 141372
The Corning Glass Center (1959) illustrated, p. 19 (left); BIB# 99843
The Corning Glass Center (1958) illustrated, p. 19 (left); BIB# 26395
Glas (1958) illustrated, p. 99, fig. 90; BIB# 25567
Art in Glass (1955) p. 137;
The Story of Glass (1953) illustrated, plate 8-9 (fig. b); BIB# 25461
Title Unknown (The Glass Industry) (1944-01)
Title Unknown (Chicago Times) (1943-11-07)
Title Unknown (New York Sun) (1943-11-05)
Rare Ravenscroft Goblet Acquired by Steuben (1943-11-01) illustrated, p. 17;
A Ravenscroft Goblet Comes to America (1943-11) illustrated, p. 210;
Title Unknown (Art News) (1943-11)
Title Unknown (The Antique Collector) (1943-07/08)
Antique Affairs in England (1943-07-09)
Ravenscroft Sealed Goblet Sold for 620 Guineas (1943-06) illustrated, p. 161;
The Ravenscroft Goblet (1943) illustrated, 2; BIB# 68931
The Ravenscroft Goblet (1943) illustrated, 2; BIB# 68930
English Glass (1st Ed.) (1935) pl. XVI (d); BIB# 27790