Beaker on Ball Feet

Object Name: 
Beaker on Ball Feet

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Object Name: 
Beaker on Ball Feet
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 10.1 cm, Diam: 8.9 cm
On Display
about 1665
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, enameled. Straight-sided, cylindrical form, with rounded base and slightly concave bottom; the sides with matte black enamel decoration, including three coats of arms, the largest, central shield with an eagle on a shield, the frame alternating light and dark, inscribed "S" at the bottom; smaller, quartered shields at left and right, that at the left with bends sinister in the first and fourth quarters and lions rampant in the second and third; the shield at the right a mirror image; the larger shield with florid mantling, and surmounted by a helmet with peacock feather crest bearing an "S"; within a bound foliate-wreath frame; a continuous landscape covering the remainder of the glass, running around the bottom; with a large, broken column, with two figures and a dog standing at the base; signed to the right "IS." in an overlapping monogram; a lake, buildings, four figures, tree stump, and rocks in the remainder of the landscape; concave bottom with rough pontil mark, inscribed "291" in cream-colored paint; three flattened ball (bun) feet applied to the base rim.
Schick, Viktor, Former Collection
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
Johann Schaper
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23
Glass Through the Ages (Revised) (1959) pl. 34a; BIB# 65361
Glass Through the Ages (1st Ed.) (1948) pl. 21a; BIB# 18668
Glassmaking History in Drinking Vessels (1941-08) p. 82;