Wineglass

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Object Name: 
Wineglass
Accession Number: 
50.3.111
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14.8 cm; Rim Diam (max): 3.1 cm; Foot Diam (max): 7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1770-1780
Primary Description: 
Wineglass. Colorless, probably non-lead glass; free-blown with cut and transparent enamel decoration. Deep bowl with upper two-thirds straight and slightly spreading and lower third cut slightly ogee with nine round-top panels rising from row of diamond facets, applied and cut hexagonal slender inverted-baluster stem, and sloping circular foot with circlet of petal flutes on base and at center three-quarter circlet of tiny petals; painted decoration in lustrous bluish-red: on obverse, cherub leading a little dog, tree at right, and at bottom inscribed "aller anfang ist schwer" (the first step is all the difficulty), tiny flower and each side; on reverse, rose; tops of panels outlined; circlet of rings on top of foot.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
1950-01-04
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
aller anfang ist schwer
inscription
Painted obverse bottom bluish-red
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, pp. 157-158, fig. 290; BIB# 18098