Covered Goblet

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Object Name: 
Covered Goblet
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 31.9 cm; Rim Diam: 10.5 cm; Base Diam: 8.5 cm
On Display
about 1570-1590
Credit Line: 
Gift in part of Arthur A. Houghton Jr.
Web Description: 
This type of object resembles the so-called Birngläser mit Deckeln (pear-shaped glasses with covers), which were cited in an order of 1558. The mold of the lion-mask stem is similar to those found in Salzburg. The lion-mask stem, a generic Venetian glassmaking device, may have found special favor at the Habsburg court because Ferdinand II, as governor of Bohemia, bore its heraldic symbol, the lion. The association of the lion with Hercules and his mythical qualities of strength and invincibility becomes evident in an engraved portrait of the archduke by Terzio, published in 1569, which depicts him with the lion-mask helmet and the knotty club.
Davis, Cecil, Source
Primary Description: 
Covered Goblet. Clear, slightly smokey glass; blown, applied, diamond point engraved.
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
Maiolica in Renaissance Venice: Ceramics and Luxury at the Crossroads (2021) illustrated, p. 159;
The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian-Style Glassworking (2019) illustrated, Austria, Vasenpokal; BIB# 716365
The Decanter: Ancient to Modern (2018) illustrated, pp. 23-24 (fig. 4);
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, pp. 74-75, no. 6; BIB# 79761
Beyond Venice Glass in Venetian Style, 1450-1750 (2004) illustrated, Inside panel;