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Goblet

Date:
17th century
Culture:
Italian, Venice (Murano)
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
Height (approximate): 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel L.M. Barlow, 1883
Accession Number:
83.6.5
Not on view
During the Renaissance, Venetian glassmakers, working on the island of Murano, were celebrated across Europe for their fine and sparkling work. Called “cristallo” emulating the clarity of rock crystal, in the hands of the most skilled glassblowers the medium could be delightfully manipulated, variously stretched paper-thin flat, or playfully twisted, or blown into molds with spectacular patterns.
Samuel L. M. Barlow (until 1883; to MMA)
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