Beaker (Ranftbecher)

Object Name: 
Beaker (Ranftbecher)

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Object Name: 
Beaker (Ranftbecher)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 11.1 cm; Rim Diam: 8.5 cm; Base Diam: 7.6 cm
On Display
about 1820
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. K. F. Landegger
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, cut, enameled, gilded, stained. Waisted, cylindrical shape, with thick, flared foot; the rim polished and gilded; the sides decorated with a continuous landscape with palm tree and other luxurious plants in the background, in grisaille enamel on a translucent white background, featuring two groups of birds, one white (Egrets), the other black (Cassowaries), identified below in script "Ardea Egretta / earumque ova" and "Struthiones Casuarii / M: et F:"; the base with cut vertical grooves, completely gilded; the flat bottom with cut star, entirely stained yellow.
Landegger, Lena (Mrs. K. F.), Source
Mohn & Kothgasser (2009) illustrated, pp. 430-431; BIB# 101944
Recent Important Acquisitions, 34 (1992) illustrated, p. 135, #22, top left; BIB# AI30154
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1991 (1992) illustrated, pp. 6-7, top, left; BIB# AI96378