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Goblet

Unknown1550 - 1599

Museo Poldi Pezzoli

Museo Poldi Pezzoli

The bowl of the goblet is hemispherical and rests on a knopped stem. Three crested wings of blue glass were applied hot to the stem (they were fashioned with the pincers and known as morise).
The whole goblet is richly decorated with flower motifs and birds, cut in the glass with a diamond point, a technique already used in Roman times and the Middle Ages. It was introduced to Murano in 1549 by Vincenzo d’Angelo del Gallo. Along the edge runs the inscription W AL: SIGe ZUANNE VIOLIN. The dedication and the refinement of the execution make this a rare and important piece.

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Details

  • Title: Goblet
  • Date Created: 1550 - 1599
  • Physical Dimensions: w110 x h154 mm
  • Glassworker: Unknown
  • Type: Transparent engraved glass
  • Rights: Fondazione artistica Poldi Pezzoli "Onlus"
  • External Link: http://www.museopoldipezzoli.it/en/node/1218

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