Sweetmeat Goblet

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Object Name: 
Sweetmeat Goblet
Accession Number: 
70.3.309
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12.8 cm; Rim W: 9.1 cm, Diam: 6.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1740
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, blown-molded, cut, enameled. Four-lobed bowl with polished rim; panel-cut at the top; curved, with cut panels below; decorated with black enamel, upper part with chinoiserie scenes, including two men, one seated and holding a parasol, a group of buildings with fanciful bird flying overhead, a party of three people eating, one holding a bird perched on his finger, and three people with voluminous robes, insects flying overhead; scenes divided by fantastic rocks, palm trees and plants; lower part of the bowl with formal scrolls on each panel; stem with two mereses above a faceted and panel-cut inverted baluster, decorated with black bellflowers, stylized multi-petaled flowers, and formal scrolls; capstan at the base of the stem; circular foot with formal scroll border; cut oval and radial linear facets in a ring on the underside of the foot.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Source
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23