Flying Flamingo Goblet

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Object Name: 
Goblet, Champagne
Flying Flamingo Goblet
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H: 25 cm, D(bowl): 7.4 cm, L(bird): 9.7 cm, W(wing): 8.6 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead, soda-lime bottle glass (iron and manganese create tint), with brownish tint; blown, hot-worked. Tall narrow goblet with elongated, optic-ribbed, modified bucket bowl with fire polished rim extended to form irregular fluted hollow stem tapering towards foot; two small asymmetrical looped handles drawn from bits applied to base of bowl then attached to stem, below handles are three narrow ring wraps then a spiral wrap that extends to foot, at lower third of stem tooled bits have been applied in form of a flying bird in four pats: long outstretched neck with hooked beak, two wings extending at right angles from stem, fanned tail; applied slightly conical "clapper" foot; rough pontil; inscribed in script on top of foot: "Fritz Dreisbach/ Pilchuk-75; rectangular white paper label on underside of foot: (red ink) 690.04WEG/(in pencil 1975".
Flamingo Vessels
Dreisbach, Ruthana Balch, Former Collection
Dreisbach, Fritz (American, b. 1941), Source