Filigrana Beaker

Unknown1550 - 1625

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Glassworkers in the Netherlands copied Venetian-style vetro a fili 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.

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  • Title: Filigrana Beaker
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1550 - 1625
  • Location Created: Façon de Venise, Netherlands (probably)
  • Physical Dimensions: 13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Free-blown colorless (slightly gray) glass with lattimo canes
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Object Type: Beaker
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 84.DK.658
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Center, Museum North Pavilion, Gallery N104
  • Department: Sculpture & Decorative Arts
  • Culture: Probably Netherlandish
  • Classification: Decorative Arts