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Ranftbecher – Playing Cards

Anton Kothgasser (Austrian, 1769-1851)c.1825

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

This work depicts three playing cards painted in transparent enamel. They are intended to represent the three Allied Powers: Austria, Prussia and Russia, with a gilt inscription translated as "Their Unity is Our Strength."

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  • Title: Ranftbecher – Playing Cards
  • Creator: Anton Kothgasser (Austrian, 1769-1851)
  • Date: c.1825
  • Physical Dimensions: w8.35 x h11.1 cm
  • Type: Germanic Glass, Beaker
  • External Link: Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
  • Medium: Enameled and gilded glass
  • Object ID: GG 1959.26.94
  • Credit Line: Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Ernst Mahler

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