Composite Beaker

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: 
Composite Beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.1.246
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12.2 cm; Rim Diam: 8.7 cm; Flange Diam: 6.7 cm; Base Diam: 6.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
body and flange made about 900-1199
assembled 1900-1979
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Composite Beaker. (Body, flange, and tube) Almost colorless, with translucent deep blue and opaque turquoise blobs; (foot) colorless. Blown; applied. Beaker with truncated conical body. Rim plain, with rounded lip; wall tapers; near bottom (but separated from it by restored area), horizontal flange with rounded edge, made by trailing, below which wall curves down and in; foot (perhaps made separately) conical but shallow, with rounded edge; at center of foot, perforation (D. 0.7 cm) giving access to vertical tube with rounded top (L. 9.5 cm), which projects upward into body; foot and tube perhaps made from separate components. Applied decoration on wall is colorless, except for blobs, and consists of broad register bordered at top by continuous horizontal trail, 2.2 cm below lip. Register is divided into four equal parts by vertical rows of blobs; each row contains two or three blobs (clockwise, from top to bottom): turquoise, deep blue, turquoise; deep blue, gap, deep blue; turquoise, deep blue, turquoise; and deep blue, turquoise, deep blue. Each space between blobs is occupied by similar motif: reversed S-shaped element, which terminates in large spiral facing viewer’s left at top, and small abstract design facing viewer’s right at bottom.
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
1979
Category: 
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Volume Two (2014) illustrated, p. 190-191, #934; BIB# 113723