Goblet, "Four Continents", 1750–70 Engraved, cut, and gilt glass. Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde. 1960-1-81-a,b.
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.