Goblet

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Object Name: 
Goblet
Accession Number: 
70.3.3
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 20.7 cm; Rim Diam: 14.2 cm; Base Diam: 10.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1575-1599
Primary Description: 
Goblet. Colorless, with brownish gray tinge; opaque white. Vetro a fili, vetro a retorti. Conical bowl with fire polished rim; blown, flattened knop joined to bowl and foot by two mereses of colorless glass; blown pedestal foot with pontil mark. Joint of bowl and knop is covered by thick thread of colorless glass. Edge of foot is strengthened by colorless ribbon applied to upper surface. Bowl, knop, and foot are decorated with vertical bands of opaque white canes (a fili) alternating with twisted cables of six strands (a retorti).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Lubin, Edward R., Former Collection
1970
Fire and Vine: The Story of Glass and Wine
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Explore the many ways glass touches wine as it travels from the grape to your goblet in Fire and Vine: The Story of Glass and Wine. The entwined histories of glass and wine extend back thousands of years, from lavish feasts of ancient Rome, to the polite society of Britain in the 1700s, to formal dinner parties of post-war America, to an essential experience within our contemporary food culture. The strength, impermeability, and versatility of glass has played an important role in every step of wine’s journey, from the production, distribution, sale, and ultimately the enjoyment of this intoxicating beverage. During your visit, you’ll see a rare 2,000-year-old fragment of cameo glass depicting a grape harvest, a still-sealed bottle of wine found in a shipwreck off the coast of England, and an exceptional 400-year-old document describing an “almost unbreakable glass jar” that could prevent wine from spoiling. A focal point of the exhibition will be a dense display of dozens of wine glasses from around the world, representing many styles and tastes, fit for a variety of occasions. You will be able to envision the stories behind the glasses—and imagine yourself partaking from this delicate stemware that’s been part of countless life moments. In the exhibition, you'll also explore how the story of glass and wine has particular relevance in the Finger Lakes of New York State, which has been a nexus for both the glass and wine industries for more than 150 years. Independent, entrepreneurial winemakers and glass artists have found a mutual home in this region, building on historical tradition with new creative energy that makes Corning and the Finger Lakes an international hub for the entwined industries of fire and vine.
The Yearning for Venetian Glass: Beauty that Traversed Oceans and Time
Venue(s)
Suntory Museum of Art 2011-08-10 through 2011-10-10
50th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition “Art revisited, beauty revealed” III
 
The Yearning for Venetian Glass: Beauty that Traversed Oceans and Time (2011) illustrated, p. 54;
Pittsburgh Glass, 1797-1891 (1976) illustrated, p. 393 (fig. 427); BIB# 19272
Recent Important Acquisitions, 13 (1971) illustrated, pp. 140-141, #37; BIB# AI93175
2011 Suntory Museum of Art Exhibition Schedule illustrated, p. 4;