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What is this?

(a) Flaring chalice cut at the bottom and engraved with the figures of the Four Continents between rocaille columns. Asia with crescent sceptre and camels; Europe with globe and sceptre; Africa in feather skirt and headdress, with monkey and elephant; America in feather skirt, collar and headdress, with lion, crocodile and camel. Cut, short baluster stem and foot. (b) Cover, engraved with scrolls, and a cut knob, gilt, like rim of cup.

This is a goblet. It is dated 1750–70 and we acquired it in 1960. Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

engraved, cut, and gilt glass

Its dimensions are

H x diam. (a, b): 28.9 x 10.2 cm (11 3/8 in. x 4 in.)

This object was catalogued by Hedy Backlin-Landman and donated by Estate of James Hazen Hyde

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