Winged Goblet

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Object Name: 
Winged Goblet
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
70.3.5
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 16 cm; Top Diam: 8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1684
Web Description: 
The diamond-point engraved inscription around the rim of this goblet reads, "A Monsieur Gerard Bernsaw, Marchand à Eluerfeld.1684:le 12 [decem]bre:." It probably refers to a merchant in the German town of Elberfeld, which is now part of Wuppertal. The inscription on the foot is untidy and faulty, and it probably reads, "Monsieur Clauberg at fait le Desheun [Dessin?] a la Niercke le.12 [decem]bre.84." It may indicate that a Mr. Clauberg engraved the bowl.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Davis, Cecil, Source
1970
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
Monsieur Clauberg cet (?) fait la des Reun. a la Mierde(?) le 12 xbre '84.
Inscription
Diamond-point engraved On the foot near the edge On the foot near the edge is the inscription, also in script in diamond-point: "Monsieur Clauberg cet (?) fait la des Reun. a la Mierde(?) le 12 xbre '84." [Mister Clauberg did this at the reunion in Mierde on the 12th of December '84.]
A Monsieur Gerard Bernsaw, Marchand a Eluerfeld . 1684 : le 12 . xbre.
Inscription
Diamond-point engraved Belowthe rim The bowl is inscribed in script below the rim in diamond-point engraving "A Monsieur Gerard Bernsaw, Marchand a Eluerfeld . 1684 : le 12 . xbre." [For Mister Gerard Bernsaw, merchant from Elverfeld. 1684, the 12th of December].
Primary Description: 
Serpent-stem glass with funnel-shaped bowl of colorless glass with short drawn stem and applied mock-merese. A twisted cane with an enclosed band of opaque white and red glass is applied on one end to the knopped short stem and twisted into a flat, overlapping double-loop, its other end connecting back to the stem. Pincered trails of transparent blue glass are applied to either side of the twisted cane and the merese below the bowl. The whole rests on a short drawn stem that is connected with a small blob of glass to the flat circular foot. A small circular pontil mark is in the center of the foot beneath the base. The bowl is inscribed in script below the rim in diamond-point engraving "A Monsieur Gerard Bernsaw, Marchand a Eluerfeld.1684:le 12.xbre." [For Mister Gerard Bernsaw, merchant from Elverfeld. 1684, the 12th of December]. A scratch-engraved stylized border of 6 squarish petals alternating with arrow-shaped petals outlines the base of the bowl. On the foot near the edge is the inscription, also in script in diamond-point: "Monsieur Clauberg cet (?) fait la des Reun. a la Mierde(?) le 12 xbre '84." [Mister Clauberg did this at the reunion in Mierde on the 12th of December '84.]
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 238, fig. 9; BIB# 79761
Helsinki 1550-1640 (1994) illustrated, p. 298 (bottom); BIB# 78447
History of Glass Crafts (1990-07) p. 52;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 13 (1971) illustrated, p. 142, #41; BIB# AI93175