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Object Name: 
Covered Jar with Centaur
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Overall H: 14.4 cm, Diam: 10.9 cm
Not on Display
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.
Ortlieb, Alfred, Source
Nora Ortlieb Glaskunst: Nachlahverkauf
Augustinermuseum 1985-12-13 through 1986-01-12
Nora Ortlieb Glaskunst
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