Beaker (Stangenglas)

Object Name: 
Beaker (Stangenglas)

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Object Name: 
Beaker (Stangenglas)
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 21.7 cm; Rim Diam: 7.4 cm; Foot Diam: 10.6 cm
On Display
about 1570-1600
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jerome Strauss
Web Description: 
Stangenglas was a common type of beer glass in Central Europe. Horizontal marks on the cylindrical wall initially were meant for drinking contests: the aim was to drink exactly the portion down to the mark. If one failed and drank either too much or not enough, one had to move forward to the next mark. In the case of this Stangenglas, however, the horizontal marks are just part of a supreme border decoration, which left space for possible medallions or personal inscriptions.
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Colorless (grey) non-lead glass; blown, scratch-engraved. Cylindrical bowl with diamond-point (scratch) engraved decoration; a formal foliate border below the rim with two bands of undulating patterns flanking a plain band; the central part divided into two panels by foliate devices; plain band below, flanked by two borders of undulating patterns and foliate devices; folded, trumpet-shaped foot with rough pontil mark.
A Cup of Kindness
General Foods Collection Gallery 1984-02-01 through 1984-05-01
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, pp. 68-69, no. 3; BIB# 79761