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Beaker with open-work foot

ca. 1500–1525
Made in Lower or Middle Rhine, Germany
Free-blown glass with applied decoration
3 3/4 × 3 11/16 in. (9.6 × 9.4 cm)
Diam. of foot: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 2013
Accession Number:
Not on view
The distinctive bluish-green color of the vessels in this case corresponds to glassware excavated along the Rhine River in the vicinity of Mainz. The body of this vessel is essentially the same as the short beaker shown nearby (2011.21), but its maker added a stem and an openwork foot. Only two other examples of this elaborated form exist.
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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