Footed Beaker (Ranftbecher)

Object Name: 
Footed Beaker (Ranftbecher)

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Object Name: 
Footed Beaker (Ranftbecher)
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 10.6 cm; Rim Diam: 8 cm; Foot Diam: 7.3 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. K. F. Landegger
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown (probably mold-blown), cut, enameled, stained, gilded. Waisted shape with flared, thick, disk-shaped foot; the rim polished flat on top and chamfered on the inside and gilded; the sides with stained, enameled, and gilded decoration; a linear stained band below the rim, decorated with gilded dots, and framed with gilded lines, a gilded stylized wave band below; the sides with a bird cage on the front, in amber and purple enamels, the cage holding one bird inside, while another perches on top; the cage resting on flat ground, with feathery bushes at either side; inscribed "le Desir" in gilded script below; a linear gilded band below, with entwined vine; the sides of the foot cut with vertical notches, outlined with gilding; signed "AK" in purple enamel on the edge of the foot, on the reverse side; the bottom polished flat, with cut star, decorated with amber stain; inscribed "37-" in red paint on the bottom.
Landegger, Lena (Mrs. K. F.), Source
Mohn & Kothgasser (2009) illustrated, p. 420; BIB# 101944
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1992 (1993) illustrated, p. 17; BIB# AI96377
Recent Important Acquisitions, 35 (1993) illustrated, pp. 120-121, #4; BIB# AI32226