Covered Hochschnitt Goblet

Object Name: 
Covered Hochschnitt Goblet

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Object Name: 
Covered Hochschnitt Goblet
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 34.3 cm, Diam (max): 11.5 cm
On Display
possibly about 1700
possibly 1720-1733
Primary Description: 
Colorless, with yellow (goblet) and blue-gray (cover) tinge; cover has opalescent sheen. Blown, engraved in Hochschnitt. Goblet: conical bowl with rounded base; stem consists of inverted baluster between two flattened knops and mereses; blown foot has circle of overlapping acanthus leaves in bas-relief, and rough pontil mark. Stem, base, and rim of bowl, as well as cover and its finial, are ornamented with various acanthus motifs. Front of bowl shows portrait of Augustus the Strong, elector of Saxony and king of Poland, in profile, facing right, in oval cartouche framed by laurel wreath and trophies. To right of king, flag bearing Saxon eagle; to left, king’s monogram, “AR” (Augustus Rex). Reverse shows arms of Poland and Saxony, framed by leaf scrolls, with royal crown on top. On cover, two “AR” mirror monograms, and two pairs of eagles holding festoon in their beaks. Finial is in shape of crown; surmounting cross from imperial orb is lost.
Davis, Cecil, Source
Kuester, H. U., Former Collection
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Masterpieces of Germanic Glass, 15th-19th centuries
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum 1979-06 through 1979-09
Baroque Influences on the Form and Decoration of Glass (2014) illustrated, pp. 46-47; BIB# 142141
Historia del Vidrio: desarrollo formal, technologico y cientifico (2012) illustrated, Fig. 156, p. 198; BIB# 139172
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, pp. 286-287, #110; BIB# 103865
Franz Gondelach: Baroque Glass Engraving in Hesse (JGS) (1996) illustrated, p. 180, #58; BIB# AI3179
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 63, #53; BIB# 35679
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 138-139, pl. 61; BIB# 33819
Masterpieces of Germanic Glass, 15th-19th centuries (1979) p. 44, fig. 36; BIB# 21076
Treasures in Glass (1966) illustrated, pp. 37-37, 41, #57; BIB# 28036
Recent Important Acquisitions, 3 (1961) illustrated, pp. 142-143, #33; BIB# AI97739
The Corning Glass Center (1959) illustrated, p. 16 (right); BIB# 99843