Goblet

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Object Name: 
Goblet
Accession Number: 
58.3.175
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 19.8 cm; Rim Diam: 9.7 cm; Foot Diam: 10 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1680-1690
Web Description: 
The scene on this goblet shows two gentlemen toasting each other with "a glass of friendship," as the inscription reads. The decoration indicates the purpose of the glass. It may have been used as a welcome goblet, but it probably refers to a specific friendship. Diamond-point engraving on glass was frequently practiced by amateurs, who produced objects to commemorate special occasions. [Compare 79.3.301 and 79.3.239.]
Department: 
Provenance: 
Phillips, Howard, Source
1958
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Clear glass with slight grey tinge; free-blown and diamond-point engraved. Plain folded conical foot with rough pontil mark, squat hollow inverted baluster stem flanked by two stemmed mereses, round funnel bowl; on the bowl two gentlemen toasting each other, the left sitting on a chair and the other one standing, below rim the calligraphic inscription: "Een Glasie Van Vrienschap" (a glass of friendship); on the foot two flower sprays.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
East Side Winter Antiques Show
Venue(s)
Park Avenue Armory
 
Yi shu bo li he zhuang shi bo li (Artistic Glass and Decorative Glass) (2009) illustrated, pl. 13 (fig. 12-2, right); BIB# 166455
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 247, fig. 18; BIB# 79761