Beaker (Ranftbecher)

Object Name: 
Beaker (Ranftbecher)

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Object Name: 
Beaker (Ranftbecher)
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 11 cm; Rim Diam: 8.3 cm; Foot Diam: 7.4 cm
On Display
about 1820
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. K. F. Landegger
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown (probably mold-blown), cut, enameled, stained, gilded. Waisted shape with flared, thick, disk-shaped foot; the rim polished flat on top and chamfered on the inside and gilded; the sides with stained, enameled, and gilded decoration; a rectangular panel on the front, outlined with a stained and gilded foliate border, enclosing a transparent enameled landscape scene, with a long, curving road with two switch-backs, a cart in the foreground, with more carts and riders in the distance, and two large trees at the right; a rectangular stained panel below, inscribed "Die neue Strasse bey Karlsbad" in gilded script; the reverse side with notched stained and gilded band at the top, with scattered florets; a linear stained band at the bottom, with entwined gilded vine; the sides of the foot cut with vertical notches, outlined with gilding; the bottom polished flat, with cut star, decorated with amber stain; inscribed "326" in white paint on the bottom.
Landegger, Lena (Mrs. K. F.), Source
Die neue Strasse bey Karlsbad
Mohn & Kothgasser (2009) illustrated, p. 338; BIB# 101944
The Corning Museum of Glass: A Decade of Glass Collecting 1990-1999 (2000) illustrated, p. 7, fourth from left; BIB# 65446
Recent Important Acquisitions, 35 (1993) illustrated, pp. 120-121, #4; BIB# AI32226