Unbreakable Beaker

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Object Name: 
Unbreakable Beaker
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Overall H: 13.25 cm, Diam (rim): 8.1 cm, Th:1.2 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Transparent very thick very bubbly green glass (forest glass) light green glass with black impurities; wear marks at base; free-blown with applied and tooled decoration, and engraved. Cylindrical body with a slightly concave base and rough pontil mark, applied base ring foot; around lower section of body three rows of applied prunts, above a rigaree band; around upper section an inscription in diamond-point engraving: "Trinckh mica auff wurff mich Nider heb mich auff so vill mich wider 1663", a quatrefoil motif separates the inscription; at the base, two labels, one of which says: "MAGNIAC COLLECTION 424-2", the other: "HA-50-26".
McKearin Antiques, Source
Masterpieces of Germanic Glass, 15th-19th centuries
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum 1979-06 through 1979-09
East Side Winter Antiques Show
Park Avenue Armory
Glass Through the Ages (Revised) (1959) pl. 23b; BIB# 65361
Notes and Records (GN 6) (1946-12) fig. 7, p. XV;