Beaker, ca. 1600
6 5/8 × 3 5/8 × 3 5/8 in. (16.83 × 9.21 × 9.21 cm)
Purchase, with funds from Charlie and Tammy Ahrens, Kathy and Steve Baptie, and Bill and Nancy Quinn in memory of Donald Doud M2002.176
Photo credit: John Nienhuis
This relatively small yet gracefully proportioned beaker was made in Norway. Produced in large numbers from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries, these so-called "Hanseatic" beakers are characterized by their inverted trumpet shape, subtly tapering contours, and Late Gothic design elements. Beakers were used as both ceremonial and everyday drinking vessels.
Winters, Laurie et al., A Renaissance Treasury: The Flagg Collection of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1999, p. 62, cat. 20, b/w illus.
A Renaissance Treasury: The Flagg Collection of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama, April 17–June 14, 1988; The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio, August 1–November 1, 1998; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, December 11, 1998–March 14, 1999; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 29–June 20, 1999; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee, July 11–September 12, 1999; Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, Standford, California, October 12, 1999–January 2, 2000.
This information is subject to change as the result of ongoing research.