Flute-Cordial or Ratafia Glass

Object Name: 
Flute-Cordial or Ratafia Glass

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Object Name: 
Flute-Cordial or Ratafia Glass
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 18.5 cm; Rim Diam: 5 cm; Foot Diam: 7.25 cm
On Display
about 1765-1770
Primary Description: 
Flute-Cordial or Ratafia Glass. Colorless lead glass with opaque white twists; blown, applied, molded in 10-rib mold and ribs twisted slightly to right. Slender flute-shape bowl, applied straight stem with central opaque white gauze-twist within pair of tape spirals, applied slightly sloping foot with plain rim, rough pontil mark; bowl decorated in colored enamels: scrolled-leaf circlet just below gilded rim; vertical string of graduated light blue beads between ribs.
Steuben Glass, Inc., Source
Hadden, Harvey, Former Collection
The Decorated Glasses of William and Mary Beilby
Laing Art Gallery 1980-09-05 through 1980-10-31
East Side Winter Antiques Show
Park Avenue Armory
Title Unknown (Museum of Fine Arts, Philadelphia)
Philadelphia Museum of Art 1948-11 through 1948-11
Title Unknown (Rich's)
Rich's Inc. 1948-10 through 1948-10
In Sparkling Company: Reflections on Glass in the 18th-century British World (2020) illustrated, p. 19 (fig. 7);
Enamelling and Gilding on Glass (2013) illustrated, p. 74 (right); BIB# 142116