Ice-Glass Tankard

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Object Name: 
Ice-Glass Tankard
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.3.439
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 15.7 cm, W: 14.4 cm, Diam: 11.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1625-1675
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Web Description: 
Ice glass is created by plunging a parison of hot glass into cold water and withdrawing it quickly. The thermal shock creates fissures in the surface, and these impart a frosted appearance after the parison has been reheated to allow the forming process to continue.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Former Collection
1979
Color: 
Technique: 
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, "ice-glass" technique. Cylindrical shape neck, bulbous base, with crackled "ice-glass" surface all over; trailed thread below rim; applied ribbed handle with thumb rest; trailed foot ring; short kick with rough pontil mark.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 234, fig. 7; BIB# 79761