Filigrana Beaker

Unknown1550 - 1625

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Glassworkers in the Netherlands copied Venetian-style <term>vetro a fili</term> decoration to make this small beaker. This vessel, used for the consumption of beer, is one third smaller than most glasses of this shape, achieving refinement and elegance through its absolute simplicity.


  • Title: Filigrana Beaker
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1550 - 1625
  • Location Created: Façon de Venise, Netherlands (probably)
  • Physical Dimensions: 13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.)
  • Type: Beaker
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Free-blown colorless (slightly gray) glass with lattimo canes
  • Number: 84.DK.658
  • Culture: Probably Netherlandish
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

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