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ID: 700002256Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Joke Glass (Scherzgefäss) (joke glass; Unknown German or Netherlandish (German or Netherlandish Art...; 17th century; J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los A...; 84.DK.520)
Note: This rare glass was designed to be as difficult as possible to drink from without spilling the alcoholic beverage within. The tube attached to the head and terminating in the man's open nose could serve as a straw. The goal was to amuse the onlookers at the expense of the imbiber: in drinking competitions, the drinker had to guess how to drink from the vessel; if any liquor was spilled, he was required to start again with a full glass.
Titles:
Joke Glass (Scherzgefäss) (preferred,C,U,English-P,U,U)
Joke Glass (C,U,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
joke glass [300379903] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Containers (Hierarchy Name), containers (receptacles), <containers by function or context>, culinary containers, <containers for serving and consuming food>, <vessels for serving and consuming food>, drinking vessels, drinking glasses)

Classifications:
decorative arts (preferred)

Creation Date: 17th century

Creator Display:
Unknown German or Netherlandish (German or Netherlandish Artist) [preferred,JPGM]
unknown German (German cultural designation) [500125236]
unknown Netherlandish (Netherlandish cultural designation) [500125260]
Locations:
Current: J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States) [500329598] J. Paul Getty Museum, J. Paul Getty Trust, Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 84.DK.520
Other: Creation: Deutschland [7000084] Europe (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Other: Creation: Nederland [7016845] Europe (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: free-blown pale green glass with applied decoration; silver and silver-gilt mounts
free-blown glass [300233425]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, glass (material), <glass by technique>, blown glass)
gilding (technique) [300053789]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, <additive and joining processes and techniques>, <surface covering processes and techniques>, metallizing)
silver (metal) [300011029]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, metal, <metal by composition or origin>, nonferrous metal, <silver and silver alloy>)

Dimensions: Object: H: 34.3 x W: 10.8 x D: 10.8 cm (13 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.)
Cultures:
German (preferred)
Netherlandish

General Subject:
object (utilitarian) (preferred )
human figure(s)
humor and comedy

Specific Subjects:
joke [300379902]
.....(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Information Forms (Hierarchy Name), information forms (objects), document genres, <document genres by form>, literature (writings), document genres for literary works) (AAT)

Provenance: Ruth and Leopold Blumka, - 1984
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Joke Glass (Scherzgefäss)........ [JPGM]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Joke Glass........ [JPGM]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Subject: ....... [JPGM,VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
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