Claw Beaker

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Object Name: 
Claw Beaker
Accession Number: 
H: 13.3 cm, Diam: (rim) 7.3 cm, Max. W: (across claws) 8.5 cm.
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Pale green, transparent glass; blown, applied, foot ground, polished. Egg-shaped beaker. Rim outsplayed, with rounded lip; neck short, cylindrical; wall curves out and down, then tapers; base in form of low cone, with shallow foot ring finished by grinding and polishing. Decorated with trails and claws: one trail wound spirally eight times around outside of rim and neck; second trail wound ten times around lower wall; three claws applied to wall just above greatest diameter, drawn out and down, and reattached to lower wall; three claws applied to wall at greatest diameter in spaces between upper claws, drawn down and in, and reattached to bottom of wall. Number scratched on polished underside of foot ring: “851”.
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, p. 91 #1037; BIB# 58895
Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient Glass in Corning (1977) illustrated, pp. 40-41, fig. 1; BIB# AI90923