Covered Goblet

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Object Name: 
Covered Goblet
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.3.318
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 26.9 cm; Rim Diam: 9.2 cm; Foot Diam: 9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1725-1735
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Goblet featuring tapered bowl with rounded base; groove below rim; panel cutting above two bands of cut rounded ribs. Tapered short segment above panel-cut ovoid knop with oval facets, and straight section below. Blown foot with cut panels and rounded ribs; polished pontil mark. Domed cover has rounded sides and tapered inset flange, cut rounded ribs on top, and panel-cut ovoid finial with oval facets.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Making Marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe
Venue(s)
Metropolitan Museum of Art 2019-11-25 through 2020-03-01
Between 1550 and 1750, nearly every royal family in Europe assembled vast collections of valuable and entertaining objects. Such lavish public spending and display of precious metals was considered an expression of power. Many princes also believed that the possession of artistic and technological innovations conveyed status, and these objects were often prominently showcased in elaborate court entertainments, which were characteristic of the period. Making Marvels will explore the complex ways in which the wondrous items collected by early modern European princes, and the contexts in which they were displayed, expressed these rulers' ability to govern. Approximately 170 objects—including clocks, automata, furniture, musical instruments, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, print media, and more—from both The Met collection and over fifty lenders worldwide will be featured. Visitors will discover marvelous innovations that engaged and delighted the senses of the past, much like twenty-first-century technology holds our attention today—through suspense, surprise, and dramatic transformations. Accompanied by a catalogue and picture album published by The Met. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue are made possible by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
 
Making Marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe (2019) illustrated, pp. 164-165 (no. 77);
New Insights into 17th and 18th century Glass from Portugal: Study and Preservation (2016) illustrated, p. 36 (fig. 2.9, a);
Dann lasst sich auch Gold machen.... (2009) illustrated, p. 53, right; BIB# AI77941
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, p. 248, #79; BIB# 103865
Rubinglas des Ausgehenden 17. und des 18. Jahrhunderts (revised ed.) (2001) illustrated, p. 158-159, fig. 16; BIB# 71682
Rubinglas des Ausgehenden 17. und des 18. Jahrhunderts (1997-12-15) Band 2, p. 8, #16; BIB# 60294