Beaker Showing the Twelve Apostles - Technique and Styles
Beaker Showing the Twelve Apostles
Germany; beginning 17th c.
This glass from the 1st half of the 17th c. is a good example of the stage that followed enamel decoration when cutting, polishing and facetting had begun to develop. The new techniques went parallel with new forms of expression.
The simple lines and scenes show the glass to have been made in the early part of the 17th c., it retained certain Renaissance details, including the transfer of simple flat enamel decoration. As the 17th c. progressed cutting and polishing became the norm for German glassware and beakers, goblets and bottles sparkled with the play of light and shadow.