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Covered Beaker with Raised Square Pyramids and Incised Oval Design
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Covered Beaker with Raised Square Pyramids and Incised Oval Design


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This beaker was probably intended to imitate earlier 17th-century glass works, which used gold to make a luminous red. The red color of this work was achieved with copper instead of gold. Copper-red glass is so dark that it appears almost black. To achieve transparency, copper-red glass is sometimes ground into a fine powder and then mixed with hot, molten clear glass.
Conservation

The edges of enamel at losses is vulnerable to further damage.

Some cobalt blue enamel on the curved panels of the lid was missing. Unstable edges of damaged enamel were consolidated. The losses were isolated using an acrylic resin and inpainted to be less visible.

Date Description Narrative
1/30/2018ExaminationExamined for treatment
2/06/2018TreatmentTreated for exhibition
Exhibitions
  • World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
  • 3000 Years of Glass: Treasures from The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1982.
Provenance George Harding; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1916; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1916

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Creator
Period
19th century
Medium
red glass, champlevé, painted, and encrusted enamels, and gold
(Glasswares)
Accession Number
47.292
Measurements
H: 7 1/4 × Diam: 3 3/16 in. (18.4 × 8.1 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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