Beaker (Ranftbecher)

Object Name: 
Beaker (Ranftbecher)

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Object Name: 
Beaker (Ranftbecher)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 10.9 cm; Rim Diam: 8.8 cm
On Display
about 1825
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. K. F. Landegger
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; mold-blown, cut, stained, enameled, gilded. Flared, cylindrical bowl, on a solid, disk-shaped foot; the rim cut and chamfered on the inside, gilded; horizontal band of amber-tinted stain below the rim on the outside, bearing a repeated pattern of stylized foliate motifs, bordered by gilded lines; a wide band below, with an enameled undulating vine with pink roses alternating with blue forget-me-nots and gilded arrows, bordered with a band of repeated arcs above and below; another wide amber-stained band below, with a foliate border at top, matching that at the rim, above a running script inscription, "Ehret die Frauen! sie flechten und weben, himmlische Rosen ins irdische Leben." and a lower border of repeated arcs with pendant sets of triple dots; two horizontal gilded lines above the foot; repeated cut vertical grooves on the vertical side of the foot, outlined with gilding; the bottom of the foot polished flat, with a cut and amber-stained star in the center.
Landegger, Lena (Mrs. K. F.), Source
Recent Important Acquisitions, 34 (1992) illustrated, p. 135, #22, bottom center; BIB# AI30154
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1991 (1992) illustrated, pp. 6-7, bottom, second from left; BIB# AI96378