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Wineglass

Date:
16th century
Culture:
Italian, Venice (Murano)
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
Height: 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1439
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 503
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.
Edward C. Moore , New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)
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