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Unknown Artist / Maker

Information about Goblet

  • Year created: mid-17th century
  • Creator: Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Country of Origin: Italy
  • Dimensions: Height: 19.5 cm; Diameter: 14.1 cm
  • Gallery: Sixteenth Century Gallery

The exuberance of this seventeenth-century goblet reflects the speed and skill with which the semi-molten glass was worked by the glassmakers, either in Venice, renowned for its glassmaking, or elsewhere in the flamboyant Venetian style. Astonishingly light to hold, it is richly decorated. A fine trail encircles its bowl and its complex stem incorporates a pair of opposed colourless wings representing seahorses.

An image of a glass goblet
C552, Goblet