Wineglass with Opaque White, Ruby, and Green Twist Stem

Object Name: 
Wineglass with Opaque White, Ruby, and Green Twist Stem

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Object Name: 
Wineglass with Opaque White, Ruby, and Green Twist Stem
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.2.16
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14.6 cm; Foot Diam: 7.3 cm; Rim Diam: 5.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1760
Primary Description: 
Wineglass with Opaque White, Ruby, and Green Twist Stem. Colorless lead glass of slightly dark tone; blown, applied, with color twist. Plain high conical foot with rough pontil mark, color twist stem consisting of an opaque white spiral gauze and an opaque white corkscrew edged in ruby and green, ogee bowl.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Petrochino, Former Collection
Davis, Cecil, Source
1955-11-16
In Sparkling Company: Glass and Social Life in Britain during the 1700s
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2021-05 through 2022-01-02
In 2020, the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) will present In Sparkling Company: Glass and Social Life in Britain during the 1700s; an exhibition exploring the role of glass, light and reflectivity in eighteenth-century social life. In the 1700s, Britain was a vibrant and commercial nation. Its growing cities were hubs of sociability, scientific advancement, trade, and finance. From glittering costume and elaborately presented confectionery, to polished mirrors and dazzling chandeliers, glass helped define the social rituals and cultural values of the period. While new innovations in glass delighted the wealthy, the material also bore witness to the ambitions of colonization and the horrors of the African slave trade. Glass beads were traded for human lives and elegant glass dishes, baskets and bowls held sweet delicacies made with sugar produced by enslaved labor. Underpinning Britain’s prosperity were aggressive foreign trade policies, colonization and a far-reaching economy of enslavement, the profits of which funded the pleasures and innovations of the fashionable world. Beginning in the intimate setting of a private dressing room, with a magnificent silver gilt dressing service made for the Duchess of Portland in about 1700, learn about how the elite prepared themselves for a night of revelry and entertainment. See the dazzling clothes and accessories worn by the ‘polished’ individual and understand the rules that governed how they behaved. Enter a specially commissioned virtual reality reconstruction of the remarkable and innovative glass-paneled drawing room designed for the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland in 1775, an interior that hasn’t been seen for nearly 200 years. Become immersed in the glittering nightlife of British elite and feel the tension between the exuberance of the fashionable world and the human cost of such sparkling company. Through a lens of glass, see what it meant to be ‘modern’ in the 1700s, and what it cost.
A Cup of Kindness
Venue(s)
General Foods Collection Gallery 1984-02-01 through 1984-05-01
 
Masterpieces of European and American Glass
Venue(s)
Suntory Museum of Art 1981-10 through 1981-11
Title Unknown (Finger Lakes Wine Museum)
Venue(s)
Finger Lakes Wine Museum 1971-05 through 1971-10
 
East Side Winter Antiques Show
Venue(s)
Park Avenue Armory
Treasures in Glass (1966) illustrated, pp. 47, 49, 51, #85; BIB# 28036