Beaker

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.3.770
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 11.2 cm; Rim Diam: 8.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1875-1910
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Beaker. Colorless non-lead glass; blown, cut, enameled, gilt, stained. Flaring side, rounded bulbous base; cut inset rim, gilt on the edge, stained yellow on the side, with decorative gilt floral and foliate border; finely enameled medallion enclosing a portrait of a woman, in a ribbon-wrapped foliate wreath with crown above; inscribed on the reverse "Caroline Auguste" in a wreath of delicate foliage; the underside of the rounded base with cut oval petals with cut nailhead diamonds and pointed ovals between; fan cutting at the sides.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
1979
Schick, Viktor, Former Collection
Ceske Sklo, 1800-1860 ([1978]) #138; BIB# 28804
Glaser der Empire- und Biedermeierzeit (1976) fig. 212; BIB# 19520
Glaser der Empire- und Biedermeierzeit (1923) p. 219, fig. 205; BIB# 25652