Trick goblet [electronic resource] / Corning Museum of Glass.

Trick goblet [electronic resource] / Corning Museum of Glass.

Notice of Upcoming Content and Access Change

The Museum is working on the future of our online collections access. A new version will be available later in 2023. During this transition period, the current version of the Collections Browser may have reduced functionality and data may be not be updated. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Corning, N.Y. : Corning Museum of Glass, 2011.
1 streaming video file (2 min.) : digital, sd., col.
Other Authors: 
Kerssenbrock-Krosigk, Dedo von.
Corning Museum of Glass.
Format of Material: 
Bib ID: 
Find this in the library
Streaming Video
Call Number: 
No call number available
Title from resource description page.
Mode of access: internet.
Drinking vessels were made from inorganic materials such as glass and silver, as well as from organic materials, including exotica such as ostrich eggs and coconuts. They are typically devised in such a way that the playing participant at a party would spill his drink--and create amusement--if he was unfamiliar with how the vessel functioned.
Narrator, Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk, former curator The Studio, The Corning Museum of Glass.
Listen as former curator Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk describes this trick goblet, which holds a separate "straw" whose finial resembles the head a stag. To drink from it, one has to suck the liquid through the mouth of the stag while covering a hole in the stem of the vessel. Thus, this glass is a perfect device to fool a guest during a drinking game. The Germanic countries have a long tradition of playing elaborate games in high society.
Not commercially distributed.
Object/Material Note: 
Related to CMoG object: 79.3.280.