Covered Goblet

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Object Name: 
Covered Goblet
Accession Number: 
(a,b) H: 32.3 cm; (a) H: 20.9 cm, D(rim): 9.6 cm; (b) H: 12.2 cm, D(max): 10.6 cm
On Display
about 1730-1740
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jerome Strauss
Web Description: 
The monogram is that of Queen Sophie Dorothea (1687–1757), wife of Frederick William I of Prussia. The gilding of the goblet was a Brandenburg specialty.
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
Primary Description: 
Covered Goblet. Colorless and transparent dark blue non-lead glass; blown, cut, engraved, gilt. (a) Tapered bowl with gilt rim; border of engraved polished ovals; large blue oval pad with the gilt monogram "SD", framed by gilt engraving of eagles, scrolls, cornucopias, and a crowned eagle; cut rounded panels with gilt borders, nine bubbles in the base of the bowl; stem composed of gilded and faceted ball knop enclosing numerous air bubbles, with tapered, panel-faceted cusps on either side, gilt tapered section below, and a gilt faceted basal ball knop; domed foot with cut rounded panels outlined with gilding; rough pontil mark. (b) Domed shape with rounded sides and cut, tapered, inset flange; cut with rounded panels and facets, with gilt outlines; finial composed of faceted and cusped ball knop matching that on the stem of (a); gilt cylindrical section above, supporting a cut melon-ribbed, gilt finial knop; rough pontil mark.
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass
Yokohama Museum of Art 1992-10-12 through 1992-12-13
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 66, #58; BIB# 35679