Wager Cup

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Object Name: 
Wager Cup
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Overall H: 28.5 cm; Rim Diam: 5.4 cm; Base Diam: 10 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, engraved, enameled, gilt; cast, gilt metal mounts. Figure of a standing woman; the upper half of the body of cast, gilt metal, wearing a tiara, with fitted corset; arms upraised holding two decorative wands with fantastic animal head terminals, to which is attached a freely- swinging ovoid glass bowl, decorated with gilt rim and transparent enamel panels with white enameled foliage; the skirt of the figure formed of a large ovoid bowl, inverted, with allover decoration of shaped panels of transparent enameling, and gilt-outlined white flowers and foliage; gilt engraved outlines to the transparent-enameled panels; inscribed inside the "skirt" "S1807" in green paint.
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
Some 19th Century Glasses from the Strauss Collection (1981-03) illustrated, p. 37, fig. 4; BIB# AI8566