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Footed Cup with handle: Scheuer

Date:
ca. 1500–1525
Geography:
Made in Lower or Middle Rhine, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Free-blown glass with applied decoration
Dimensions:
4 3/4 × 4 3/16 × 3 9/16 in. (12 × 10.6 × 9 cm) Diam. of foot: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Vessels
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.648
Not on view
The shape of this footed drinking glass with a thumb piece, known in German as a Scheuer, imitates that of more expensive contemporary vessels in gold or silver. This is the only known example of such a glass with a tall solid stem. The distinctive bluish green color is similar to that of other glassware excavated along the Rhine River in the vicinity of Mainz.
Said to have been found in Cologne in the 1950s; Private collection, Cologne(from the 1950s) ; Private Collection, Germany(from the 1970s) ; Kai Schmidt, Cologne (until 2010) ; [ Rainer Zietz Limited, London (2010–13)]
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