Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Goblet

Date:
glass 17th century, stand 19th century
Culture:
Italian, Venice (Murano)
Medium:
Glass, gilt bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 3/8 × 4 1/8 in. (13.7 × 10.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Julia A. Berwind, 1953
Accession Number:
53.225.98
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.
Inscription: Sticker on rim: 6; sticker on underside of bowl: 6805
Julia A. Berwind (until 1953; to MMA)
Related Objects

Beaker

Artist: Date: ca. 1680–90
Accession Number: 27.185.308
Date: ca. 1680–90 Medium: Glass, gilt bronze Accession: 27.185.308 On view in:Not on view

Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet)

Artist: Attributed to Adam Weisweiler (French, 1744–1820) Date: ca. 1787 Medium: Oak veneered with burl thuya, amaranth, mahogany, satinwood, holly, and ebonized holly; painted metal; one soft-paste porcelain plaque; fifteen jasper medallions; gilt-bronze mounts; marble; leather (not original) Accession: 58.75.57 On view in:Gallery 529

Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet)

Artist: Martin Carlin (French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris) Date: ca. 1773 Medium: Oak veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, holly, and ebonized holly; ten soft-paste porcelain plaques; gilt-bronze mounts; marble; velvet (not original) Accession: 58.75.44 On view in:Gallery 529

Monumental vase

Artist: Pedestal and mounts by Pierre Philippe Thomire (French, Paris 1751–1843 Paris) Date: lapidary work: early 19th century; pedestal and mounts: 1819 Medium: Russian malachite, composite filling material; gilt-bronze mounts; bronze pedestal Accession: 44.152a, b On view in:Gallery 553

Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet)

Artist: Attributed to Roger Vandercruse, called Lacroix (French, 1727–1799) Date: porcelain ca. 1764, secretary ca. 1775 Medium: Oak veneered with satin-wood, green and black-stained wood; gilt bronze, marble, soft-paste porcelain, silk Accession: 58.75.52 On view in:Gallery 529