Filigree Goblet

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Filigree Goblet
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
77.3.54
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14.4 cm; Rim Diam: 11.8 cm; Foot Diam: 7.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1575-1625
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Goblet. Colorless, with grayish tinge; opaque white. Vetro a fili, vetro a retorti; tooled. Spreading funnel bowl with fire-polished rim, lower part with four constrictions and upper part pinched into four lobes; stem consists of flattened hollow knop between two colorless mereses; joined to blown pedestal foot with infolded edge and pontil mark. Bowl, knop, and foot are decorated by alternating vetro a fili and six ply twisted vetro a retorti canes. Some long bubbles were produced while canes were being assembled for filigrana decoration.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Former Collection
1977
Category: 
New Insights into 17th and 18th century Glass from Portugal: Study and Preservation (2016) illustrated, p. 24 (fig. 2.2, c);
Three Great Centuries of Venetian Glass (1958) pp. 74-75, no. 71; BIB# 63296