Covered Goblet

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Object Name: 
Covered Goblet
Place Made: 
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(a&b) H (at present): 42.2 cm; (a) H: 28.4 cm, D (rim): 8.9 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Transparent blue glass with minute bubbles and clear glass with minute bubbles and greyish tinge; free-blown, tooled and engraved. (a) Flat or spreading foot (?) of blue glass (?), composite stem of clear glass consisting of an inverted baluster (supported by a triple merese ?) and four groups of triple- mereses with a flattened ball knop, bucket bowl of blue glass; (b) set-in domed cover in blue with composite finial in clear consisting of three groups of triple-mereses and a flattened ball knop, surmounted by an inverted baluster in blue; on the obverse of the bowl a globe with a book and a sword, on the reverse the inscription "HIS NITITUR ORBIS" (on this world one depends ?) both motifs being flanked by pairs of palm leaf sprays; on the cover a leaf wreath.
Braubach, Sanitatsrat, Former Collection
Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, Source
Glasets primadonner (1997-07) illustrated, p. 68;
Glasskolan 2: Mer elegans an vardagsnytta (1990-02) p. 51; BIB# AI55258