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Beaker

Beaker

  • Place of origin:

    Bohemia (made)

  • Date:

    1830-1840 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glass, cut, stained and engraved

  • Museum number:

    C.13-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 80, shelf 3

Physical description

Glass beaker, cut, stained and engraved. Floral designs alternate with a variety of motifs including an altar with two hearts, set between torches; a lyre with (sheet?) music on a cloud; a chalice on clouds between flower sprays; and a torch, bow and arrows on a cloud.

Place of Origin

Bohemia (made)

Date

1830-1840 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Glass, cut, stained and engraved

Dimensions

Height: 13.3 cm, Width: 10.2 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Glass beaker, cut, stained and engraved, Czech Republic (Bohemia), 1830-1840

Labels and date

Floral designs alternate with a variety of motifs including an altar with two hearts, set between torches; a lyre with (sheet?) music on a cloud; a chalice on clouds between flower sprays; and a torch, bow and arrows on a cloud. []

Production Note

Olga Drahotova found this piece puzzling. The red stain is far less successful than the yellow, and she thinks this is due to having been made by a different technique, probably lustre.

Subjects depicted

Hearts; Arrows; Torches; Clouds; Altars; Bows; Chalices; Floral patterns; Lyres

Categories

Glass; Drinking

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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