Apostle Beaker

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Object Name: 
Apostle Beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
H: 16.4 cm, D (rim): 9 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Clear glass with large bubbles, at top an artificial cloud effect; free-blown and enameled. Cylindrical body with pushed up base having rough pontil mark; on the body in full-length figures in multicolored enamel, four apostles holding their symbols and standing on a grass strip; they alternate with lily-of-the-valley stalks; the inscriptions read: "PETRUS S. IOHANNES S. THOMAS S. ANDREAS"; white curly cues in the empty spaces, below rim a white leaf wreath studded with yellow and red beads, underneath the grass strip, a yellow and a red line followed by a U-shaped line.
Bernal, Ralph (British, 1784-1854), Former Collection
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, p. 435, #158; p. 237; #156 A, 161; BIB# 18098