Covered Goblet with Mercury

Object Name: 
Covered Goblet with Mercury

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Object Name: 
Covered Goblet with Mercury
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 23 cm; Rim Diam: 10.7 cm; Foot Diam: 12.5 cm
On Display
about 1730
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. K. F. Landegger
Primary Description: 
Covered Goblet with Mercury. Colorless non-lead glass; blown, cut, engraved. (a) Large, round-funnel bowl, with engraved continuous scene, a figure of Mercury seated, playing a pipe, his caduceus alongside; a herdsman, with dog, sheep and cattle; a castle in the background; trees, hills, bushes, etc. complete this circuit; cut facets at the base; stem with merese, flattened faceted knop, two mereses, a faceted inverted baluster, merese and capstan at the base; circular foot with engraved continuous landscape in a band, with several houses and trees; rough pontil mark. (b) Domed form with folded rim and inset, tapered brim; engraved continuous landscape; finial composed of a faceted inverted baluster, merese, faceted flattened knop, and two mereses at the base; rough pontil mark.
Landegger, Lena (Mrs. K. F.), Source
A Fortune in Fantasy: A Treasury of Rare Decorative Arts
Taft Museum 1985-11-21 through 1986-01-19
A Fortune in Fantasy: A Treasury of Rare Decorative Arts (1985) illustrated, no. 20; BIB# 36281
Recent Important Acquisitions, 24 (1982) illustrated, p. 96, #28; BIB# AI9252