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Basic Information

Accession Number:1885M1124
Collection:Applied Art - Glass
Date:1719 - 1719


This German beaker has been free blown, air was blown down a metal tube that had a blob of glass at its end to create a bubble. This bubble of glass would then have been then manipulated using a variety of tools to create the cylindrical shape. The details of the painted decoration on this beaker would have been scratched out with a needle.

Purchased from the VandA, with monies from the Industrial Art Museum Fund, 1872.

Further Information

Production Period:18th Century
Medium:Clear white glass with painted decoration.
Place of Origin:Germany


Height:7.7 cm
Diameter:6.8 cm