Seal Wine Bottle

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Object Name: 
Seal Wine Bottle
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
50.2.126
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 25.5 cm, Diam (max): 12.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1760-1770
Credit Line: 
The Corning Museum of Glass
Primary Description: 
Seal Wine Bottle. Bottle glass, dark olive amber (black); blown. Broad cylindrical body, rounding at short, nearly flat shoulder, long neck tapering to ringed mouth (narrow ring applied below spreading and beveled lip), broad kick-up in base; on one side, applied disc seal with relief inscription in two lines: "T" Abraholl".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Ballard, Alfred, Source
1950-12-14
Technique: 
Inscription: 
T / Abraholl
Inscription
Relief Inscription on seal in 2 lines
Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment
Venue(s)
Gardiner Museum 2019-10-17 through 2020-01-19
Wadsworth Atheneum 2020-03-07 through 2021-01-03
Food and dining were transformed in Europe during the age of Enlightenment by profound changes that still resonate today. What many of us eat, the way food is cooked, and how we dine continues to be influenced by radical changes that occurred in France from 1650 until the French Revolution in 1789. Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Englightenment explores the story of this transformation with rare objects, fascinating histories, and amusing stories. We start in the kitchen gardens at Versailles where advances in horticulture expanded the growing seasons of vegetables and fruits, making a greater selection of foods available year-round. Then we visit the steamy kitchens of cooks who advocated light, flavourful cuisine centuries before our times. Next, we discover surprisingly modern philosophies for healthy eating and vegetarianism, and join ardent foodies as they savour meals served on newly invented ceramic and silver wares, from sauceboats to tureens. Along the way, we explore how social changes were impacting eating then, just as now, as the grand formality of the past was abandoned in favour of informality and intimacy. Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment is organized by the Gardiner Museum and curated by Meredith Chilton, C.M., Curator Emerita. Works of art and objects from major North American museums and private collections, as well as key pieces of contemporary ceramics and knitted art, will come together in a delectable feast for the senses designed by Opera Atelier’s Resident Set Designer, Gerard Gauci. After the Gardiner Museum, the exhibition will tour to the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut. The exhibition is accompanied by a cookbook title The King’s Peas: Delectable Recipes and their Stories from the Age of Enlightenment by Meredith Chilton, with contributions by Markus Bestig, Executive Chef, The York Club, Toronto.
The Story of English Glass
Venue(s)
Montclair Art Museum 1956
Museum of Fine Arts, Syracuse 1956
Wenham Historical Association and Museum 1956
Berea College 1958
Coe College 1958
Oneonta State Teachers College 1958
Paine Art Center and Arboretum 1958
Suffolk Museum 1958
Loeb Art Center 1959
Alabama Polytechnic Institute 1960
Birmingham Museum of Art 1960
Community Savings Bank 1960
Huntington Galleries 1960
Atlanta Art Association 1962
Brooks Memorial Art Gallery 1962
Columbia Museum of Art 1962
Georgia Museum of Art 1962
North Carolina State College Union 1962
URI Memorial Union 1962
 
The glass of wine : the science, technology, and art of glassware for transporting and enjoying wine (2018) illustrated, p. 35, fig. 3.8;
Antique Sealed bottles 1640-1900 and the families who owned them (2015) illustrated, p. 1030 right;