European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
BeakerMade in Germany, Europe
Artist/maker unknown, German
Blown potassium-lime glass with applied spiral decoration of milled trailing; kicked-in base
2004-69-1Gift of the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2004
LabelThis beaker belongs to a popular type of German household glassware associated with festivities in which vessels were passed from one participant to another. The tall shape and spiral decoration have inspired other names—Stangenglas (pole-shaped glass) and Bandwurmglas (tapeworm glass)—that are commonly applied to this form.
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