Beaker (Zwischengoldglas)

Object Name: 
Beaker (Zwischengoldglas)

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Beaker (Zwischengoldglas)
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 8.1 cm; Rim Diam: 6.7 cm; Base Diam: 4.9 cm
On Display
about 1913-1945
Credit Line: 
Gift of Emerson Nichols Agencies
Primary Description: 
Beaker (Zwischengoldglas). Clear glass and gold leaf with double walls; free-blown, cut, gilt and enameled. One conical beaker has been put into another conical beaker of slightly larger diameter with set in base; beaker outside cut in 18 panels; the outside of the inner beaker has enameled gold leaf decoration ("Zwischengold" technique), a battle scene between almost nude "Germanic" people: men fighting with swords, spears, arrows, and clubs, two men on horses, mourning and dying women and children (on inside of beaker gold, on outside brown, yellow, red and blue colors); at rim a gilt ring with the number "66" above a band of gilt threads and semi-ovals, at bottom a gilt band of oak leaves and acorns and threads above a gilt ring; the base of the inner beaker shows at the inside a scene in gold and silver, a nude, sitting woman, with two children between her knees and holding a shield, standing in front of spears and standards; at left a fireplace made of rocks with a smoking pot (a symbol of Germanic strength or of Germany); the set in base at the outside is ruby red and shows again the number "66".
Emerson Nichols Agencies, Source