Covered Goblet or Pokal

Object Name: 
Covered Goblet or Pokal

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Object Name: 
Covered Goblet or Pokal
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 43.2 cm; (a) Goblet Rim: 11.8 cm; (a) Goblet Foot: 11.9 cm
On Display
about 1680-1690 (glass)
1708 (engraving)
Primary Description: 
Clear heavy glass with few bubbles; blown, tooled and diamond-point entraved. (a) Plain conical foot with wide underfolded rim and rough pontil mark, composite stem consisting of an inverted baluster, a quatrefoil and a ball knop alternating with single, double and triple mereses, bucket bowl; (b) set-in highly domed cover with acorn finial with tear supported by a few mereses. On the bowl a coat-of-arms and, on the reverse, a helmet supported by two cupids and surmounted by a steer's head, both enclosed in pairs of leafsprays; in between the inscribed figures of Faith and Hope; along the bottom: "July 22th 1708", below the helmet "IXXX" (or "XXXI") enclosed in a branch held by the cupids; on the cover the arms of the City of London flanked by those of, probably, Wright and Ellis (Sotheby cat. description), with a fourth coat-of-arms (a heart enclosed in heart) on the reverse; an inscription reads: "United Hearts Death only, parts".
Proffitt, E. V., Former Collection
Davis, Cecil, Former Collection
July 22th 1708
Engraved along the bottom of bowl
United Hearts Death only, parts
Engraved on the reverse of bowl
Engraved below the helmet on the bowl
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, pp. 184-184, #35; BIB# 103865
Editorial (GN 8) (1948-12) frontispiece;
Glass Through the Ages (1st Ed.) (1948) pl. 32d; BIB# 18668