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Goblet

Goblet

  • Place of origin:

    Venice (city), Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1675-1725 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Blown glass, with mould-blown and tooled stem with opaque red and white details

  • Museum number:

    108-1853

  • Gallery location:

    Glass, room 131, case 11, shelf 3

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From about 1675, Venetian glass workers made increasingly complex drinking glasses. Some of these were so fragile that they must have been almost impossible to use. The most exuberant examples were probably intended as presentation pieces to show off the donor's wealth and sophistication. Frederik IV of Denmark received a large collection of Venetian glass in this style when he visited the city in 1708-1709. He constructed a special display room to house this collection at his Rosenborg Castle.

Place of Origin

Venice (city), Italy (made)

Date

1675-1725 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Blown glass, with mould-blown and tooled stem with opaque red and white details

Dimensions

Height: 26.0 cm

Descriptive line

Goblet, blown glass, Italy (Venice), 1675-1725

Production Note

Cf. Rosenborg Castle and Barovier Il Vetro Venetiano simmilar goblets on two paintings

Categories

Drinking

Collection code

CER

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