Goblet

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Object Name: 
Goblet
Accession Number: 
73.2.25
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 15.4 cm; Foot Diam: 8.4 cm; Rim Diam: 6.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1663
Web Description: 
This type of goblet was common in the Low Countries and probably also in France until the mid-17th century. The type usually features a lion-mask stem, but this example shows grotesque human faces. The English inscription suggests that the glass was made in the Low Countries for the English market.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Ferro, Joseph, Former Collection
1973-12-03
Ferro, Mrs. Joseph, Former Collection
1973-12-03
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
DSM DRINK AND BE SOBER 1663
Inscription; Date
inscribed on bowl
Primary Description: 
Colorless, non-lead glass of grey-green tint; blown, possibly mold-blown decoration. Conical bowl with molded gadrooning, spikes and trailed ring on the lower half; upper half with scratch-engraved floral motifs, birds on grape vines, and inscribed "DSM DRINK AND BE SOBER 1663"; hollow molded stem with grotesque human masks; folded foot with rough pontil mark on underside.
The Fragile Art: Extraordinary Objects from The Corning Museum of Glass
Venue(s)
Park Avenue Armory 2009-01-23 through 2009-02-01
The 55th Annual Winter Antiques Show
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
 
The Decanter: Ancient to Modern (2018) illustrated, p. 33 (fig. 3);
The "Invencon" of Lead Crystal -- Or Was It Flint Glass? (2016) illustrated, p. 186 (fig. 1); BIB# AI102772
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, pp. 236-237, fig. 8; BIB# 79761
English Glass and the Glass used in England, circa 400-1940 (1984) pp. 102-103, pl. 20d; BIB# 22835
Recent Important Acquisitions, 16 (1974) illustrated, p. 128, #20; BIB# AI91024