Kentaurenflakon

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Object Name: 
Covered Jar with Centaur
Title: 
Kentaurenflakon
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
86.3.9
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14.4 cm, Diam: 10.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1936-1940
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown, cut, engraved, polished. (a) Curved lip opening ground and polished flat with beveled edge, surface of spherical body has been cut away leaving two cloud shapes in high relief; in large cloud, copper-wheel engraved in Hochschnitt technique "stylized" figure of racing centaur with outstretched arms flanked by two six-pointed stars followed by scorpion with curved, pointed tail; small cloud contains in relief half torso of an angel with outstretched arms and clasped hands reaching toward a comet with an extended tail, two small stars flank comet; narrow, low, cut, solid, circular foot with ground and polished base. (b) Solid domed stopper with six-pointed star stone-wheel carved in relief with linear rays extending nearly to edge of dome, base of dome deeply inset with short, solid, slightly tapering vertical flange.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Ortlieb, Alfred, Source
1986-01-02
Nora Ortlieb Glaskunst: Nachlahverkauf
Venue(s)
Augustinermuseum 1985-12-13 through 1986-01-12
Nora Ortlieb Glaskunst
Venue(s)
Augustinermuseum 1984-09-29 through 1984-12-16
 
Recent Important Acquisitions, 29 (1987) illustrated, p. 128, #47; BIB# AI19055
Nora Ortlieb Glaskunst: Nachlahverkauf (1985) p. 2, #17, ills.; BIB# 32956
Nora Ortlieb Glaskunst (1984) p. 35, #11; BIB# 31169