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.