Waffle Beaker (Wafelbeker)

Object Name: 
Waffle Beaker (Wafelbeker)

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Object Name: 
Waffle Beaker (Wafelbeker)
Accession Number: 
56.3.93
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 16.5 cm; Rim Diam: 10.8 cm; Base Diam: 7.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1575-1650
Web Description: 
A thick ribbon of glass was trailed spirally around the hot glass bubble from bottom to top. The bubble was then blown in a vertically ribbed mold that broke the trail into rows of cushion-like facets. The overall effect resembles a waffle.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, Source
1956
Primary Description: 
Clear glass; blown, applied, blown in optic mold, gilded, enameled; straight-sided body increasing in diameter towards a slight flaring rim; a thick ribbon of colorless glass was trailed spirally around the bubble from bottom to top. The bubble was further inflated in a vertically ribbed mold that cut across the trail, resulting in a pattern of soft-edged (cushion-shaped) square facets. A thick trail of colorless glass was wound around the edge of the base, overlapping at the ends and notched to form vertical ribs. A band of gold foil was applied below the rim and a small square of gold foil decorates each facet of the beaker's wall. The vertical depressions were emphasized by rows of small dots in white enamel, and a single larger white dot was placed in the depression above and below each facet. A row of enameled white dots also emphasizes the rim. The base is pushed in to form a shallow kick and has a rough pontil mark.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
Masterpieces of Germanic Glass, 15th-19th centuries
Venue(s)
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum 1979-06 through 1979-09
 
New Insights into 17th and 18th century Glass from Portugal: Study and Preservation (2016) illustrated, p. 27 (fig. 2.4);
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 260, no. 4; BIB# 79761
Beyond Venice Glass in Venetian Style, 1450-1750 (2004) illustrated, Inside panel;
Legacy of Venetian Glassmaking Theme of Seminar on Glass (2003) illustrated, p. 2; BIB# AI62226
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 53, #41; BIB# 35679
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 106-107, pl. 45; BIB# 33819
Glass With Chequered Spiral-Trail Decoration: a group made in the Southern Netherlands in the 16th and 17th centuries (1967) illustrated, p. 105, #32, p. 105, fig. 29;