Kuttrolf or Angster

Object Name: 
Kuttrolf or Angster

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Object Name: 
Kuttrolf or Angster
Accession Number: 
59.3.18
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 22.4 cm; Rim Diam: 10.4 cm; Foot Diam: 6.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1675-1725
Primary Description: 
Kuttrolf or Angster. Colorless, with amber tinge; few bubbles and impurities. Blown, mold-blown; applied, tooled. Squat globular body directly attached to neck consisting of three spiral tubes that wind around one vertical central tube, leading to cup-shaped mouth with fire-polished rim pinched to form spout; neck is vertical, while upper part is slightly bent; pedestal foot with infolded rim and pontil mark. Opaque white spiral thread around mouth. Second gather applied to body and mold-blown (12 vertical ribs).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Henrich, Wilhelm, Source
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Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2021-07-03 through 2022-12-31
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Venue(s)
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 1985-06-04 through 1985-10-13
 
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Venue(s)
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum 1979-06 through 1979-09