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  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)
    Nuremberg (wheel-engraved)

  • Date:

    late 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wheel-engraved glass

  • Credit Line:

    Formerly part of the Barry Richards collection.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Europe 1600-1815, Room 5, The Friends of the V&A Gallery, case CA1

The glass engravers of Nuremberg had an international reputation for creating the finest engraved goblets. They used tall goblets with ornamental stems that were specially created for their work. This example is engraved with the royal arms of Sweden and must have been a presentation piece for, or from, the Swedish king. Originally it might have had a cover.

Physical description

Clear, colourless galss goblet on tall complex stem with two hollow knobs, wheel-engraved with the Swedish Royal arms.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)
Nuremberg (wheel-engraved)


late 17th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Wheel-engraved glass


Height: 27.3 cm, Diameter: 12.8 cm

Object history note

From the Barry Richards Collection

Descriptive line

Goblet of glass, wheel-engraved in Nuremberg, Germany, with the Swedish Royal Arms, 1680-1700.

Labels and date

Engraved with the Royal arms of Sweden. []




Glass-blowing; Wheel-engraving


Royalty; Drinking; Glass


Ceramics Collection

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