Agatine Beaker

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Object Name: 
Agatine Beaker
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 14.5 cm, Diam: 8.9 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Wilhelm Henrich
Primary Description: 
Transparent-translucent pale purple very heavy glass; free- blown, gilded and enameled, and cut. Composite foot consisting of a base disc with polished concave underside, surmounted by a collar with sloping walls and beveled collar, deep cup-shaped bowl; the rough form of the object is probably molded and then very heavily cut and ground to form this complicated shape, both collars are paneled (8 panels), the bowl is also cut into 8 panels, each panel having a central countersunk vertically oriented oval, in high relief, surmounted by arches, again in relief; the two collars are accentuated on top by a gilded band of framed stars and single gilded lines, the relief ovals are framed by gilded lines and surmounted by gilded leaves; the rim of the bowl is gilded; the space between the arches in relief and rim is occupied by a flower and leaf frieze in pale red, blue and green including especially red forget-me-nots and other flowers; in reflected light the beaker appears purple and pink, with the base rim and the edges of the collar and the ovals appearing bluish opalescent.
Henrich, Wilhelm, Source
East Side Winter Antiques Show
Park Avenue Armory
Czechoslovak & Italian Glass
Museum of Contemporary Crafts 1964-09-15 through 1964-12-01
Glass as a medium for imitation (2014-11) illustrated, p. 17, right; BIB# AI98583
Biedermeier-Glaser (1981) illustrated, pl. 6, fig. 152; BIB# 30440