Covered Jar on Foot

Object Name: 
Covered Jar on Foot

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Object Name: 
Covered Jar on Foot
Accession Number: 
2005.3.115
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 18.6 cm, Diam (max): 8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1534-1541
Web Description: 
This jar was possibly used to store medicinal herbs or precious spices. It was made for Philipp, Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, who was bishop of Freising from 1499 to 1541.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Kovacek, Michael, Former Collection
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; blown, tooled, applied, gilded, and cold painted. Waisted shape goblet with flared rim, conical foot and inverted conical lid with a twisted knop. Faded gilding over much of the body and lid with the coat-of-arms of the Bishop of Freising on one side (two shields and the papal crown) and an image of a lamb wearing a hat and holding a staff with flying flag on the other side.
The Yearning for Venetian Glass: Beauty that Traversed Oceans and Time (2011) illustrated, p. 12, fig. 5;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2005 (2006) illustrated, p. 9, bottom; BIB# AI90241