Unknownsecond half of 16th century

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

This slender hexagonal goblet has an attached stem with a hollow knop formed from two lion's head masks. Although a variety of hexagonal-shaped glasses have been attributed to Murano, Italy, or to Northern European glassmakers working in the Italian manner, the painted geometric decorative motif is mainly found on glasses produced in Germany and Bohemia.

Delicate Venetian-style glasses like this one were often used to hold wine.

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  • Title: Goblet
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: second half of 16th century
  • Location Created: Central Germany, Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: 20.5 x 7.8 cm (8 1/16 x 3 1/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Free- and mold-blown light cobalt-blue glass with gold leaf and enamel decoration
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Object Type: Goblet
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 84.DK.550
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Center, Museum North Pavilion, Gallery N104
  • Department: Sculpture & Decorative Arts
  • Culture: German or Bohemian
  • Classification: Decorative Arts


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