Goblet with Chinoiserie Landscape

Object Name: 
Goblet with Chinoiserie Landscape

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Object Name: 
Goblet with Chinoiserie Landscape
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.2.83
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 24.9 cm; Rim Diam: 11.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1750-1770
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Goblet with Chinoiserie Landscape. Colorless lead glass; blown, cut, engraved. Large, ovoid bowl, engraved with a continuous Chinoiserie scene (a woman, standing, motions to a seated man who holds a tea cup, with trees and pagodas in the background), panel-cut on the lower part; panel-cut stem with diamond-faceted central ball knop; diamond-faceted central ball knop; diamond-faceted domed foot with petal-cut lobed rim; pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
1979-03-22
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Former Collection
1979-03-22
In Sparkling Company: Glass and the Costs of Social Life in Britain during the 1700s
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2021-05-22 through 2022-01-02
In 2020, the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) will present In Sparkling Company: Glass and Social Life in Britain during the 1700s; an exhibition exploring the role of glass, light and reflectivity in eighteenth-century social life. In the 1700s, Britain was a vibrant and commercial nation. Its growing cities were hubs of sociability, scientific advancement, trade, and finance. From glittering costume and elaborately presented confectionery, to polished mirrors and dazzling chandeliers, glass helped define the social rituals and cultural values of the period. While new innovations in glass delighted the wealthy, the material also bore witness to the ambitions of colonization and the horrors of the African slave trade. Glass beads were traded for human lives and elegant glass dishes, baskets and bowls held sweet delicacies made with sugar produced by enslaved labor. Underpinning Britain’s prosperity were aggressive foreign trade policies, colonization and a far-reaching economy of enslavement, the profits of which funded the pleasures and innovations of the fashionable world. Beginning in the intimate setting of a private dressing room, with a magnificent silver gilt dressing service made for the Duchess of Portland in about 1700, learn about how the elite prepared themselves for a night of revelry and entertainment. See the dazzling clothes and accessories worn by the ‘polished’ individual and understand the rules that governed how they behaved. Enter a specially commissioned virtual reality reconstruction of the remarkable and innovative glass-paneled drawing room designed for the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland in 1775, an interior that hasn’t been seen for nearly 200 years. Become immersed in the glittering nightlife of British elite and feel the tension between the exuberance of the fashionable world and the human cost of such sparkling company. Through a lens of glass, see what it meant to be ‘modern’ in the 1700s, and what it cost.
 
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23
In Sparkling Company: Reflections on Glass in the 18th-century British World (2020) illustrated, p. 21 (fig. 10);
English Glass and the Glass used in England, circa 400-1940 (1984) illustrated, p. 178; pl. 48f; BIB# 22835
English Glass from the Strauss Collection (1980-04) illustrated, pp. 312, 314, fig. 8, 9; BIB# AI7962