Goblet

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Object Name: 
Goblet
Accession Number: 
79.3.173
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13.2 cm; Rim Diam: 10.2 cm; Foot Diam: 8.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1675-1725
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass with slight greyish tinge; opaque white lattimo threads; blown, vetro a reticello. Hemispherical bowl with fire-polished rim; joined by thin, plain cap and plain merese to hollow stem composed of small globular knop above and inverted baluster below, blown in one part; joined by merese to slightly rising foot with rough pontil mark. Bowl and foot decorated in vetro a reticello, with bubbles between the lattimo canes; stem decorated with thin, almost vertical lattimo threads in two layers, with few accidental bubbles. Below foot inscription “2,” in white enamel.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Schick, Viktor, Former Collection
1939
Strauss, Max, Former Collection
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
1979
Category: 
Fire and Vine: The Story of Glass and Wine
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2021-07-03 through 2022-12-31
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.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17