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Footed Cup with handle: Scheuer

ca. 1500–1525
Made in Lower or Middle Rhine, Germany
Free-blown glass with applied decoration
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)
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 2013
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 10
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)]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One Hundred Forty-Fourth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 144 (2014). p. 45.

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