Goblet with white-striped decoration, blown

UnknownLatter half of 16th century

Suntory Museum of Art

Suntory Museum of Art

Glass with filigree motifs, as in this goblet, is called vetro a retorti ("glass with twisted motifs") and vetro a fili ("glass with threads"). To create it, canes of milky white glass are embedded in transparent colorless glass, then twisted and stretched to create canes with a striped pattern inside them. This goblet was formed by alternating two types of those canes, heating them in the kiln, and then blowing the vessel while patting it with a rod coated with transparent glass. The slender ring inserted between the bowl and stem of the goblet accentuates the lacy delicacy of the filigree decor.

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  • Title: Goblet with white-striped decoration, blown
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Latter half of 16th century
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: w87 x h159 cm
  • Object Width (English): 8.7 cm (Diameter of mouth)
  • Object Title (Japanese): レース・ガラスゴブレット
  • Object Height (English): 15.9 cm
  • Object Date (English): 17th to 18th century
  • Category (Japanese): ガラス
  • Artist Name (Japanese): 不明
  • Type: Glass
  • Rights: Suntory Museum of Art, Suntory Museum of Art


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