Wineglass with Portrait of General Wittgenstein

Object Name: 
Wineglass with Portrait of General Wittgenstein

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Object Name: 
Wineglass with Portrait of General Wittgenstein
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Overall H: 13.3 cm; Rim Diam (max): 5.3 cm; Foot W: 5.5 cm, D: 5.5 cm
On Display
about 1814
Primary Description: 
Wineglass with Portrait of General Wittgenstein. Clear glass, probably lead; free-blown, applied white enamel and transfer medallion, gilded and cut. Long cylindrical bowl with recessed band at top; octagonal stem flaring at bottom to form circular step on square foot with beveled edges and ground and polished pontil mark; on bowl, applied opaque white oval medallion with sepia transfer depicting profile bust of Count Louis Wittgenstein in uniform within a wreath having a spray of laurel leaves and berries at left and oak leaves and acorns at right; inscription in Russian script -- "He was the defender of Petropolis" -- three words along inside of wreath at left and one word at right; one Russian word (probably the artist's signature) along outside of wreath at right; graduated cut panels below medallion and, on rest of sides, cut band of flutes between flat panels; medallion outlined in gold, rim band at top gilded inside and out.
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
The Art of Glass: Masterpieces from The Corning Museum of Glass
IBM Gallery 1989-12-12 through 1990-02-02
National Gallery of Art 1990-12-09 through 1991-04-14
Decorative and utilitarian works from the Corning Museum of Glass, surveying 35 centuries of glass-making technology and stylistic developments from ancient Egyptian, Roman, Islamic, and Asian cultures to contemporary American and European examples. The works were selected by Corning Museum staff members Dwight P. Lanmon, director and curator of European glass; David B. Whitehouse, curator of ancient and Islamic glass; Jane Shadel Spillman, curator of American glass; and Susanne K. Frantz, curator of 20th-century glass.
East Side Winter Antiques Show
Park Avenue Armory
The Story of Glass (1953) illustrated, plate 9 (fig. j); BIB# 25461