Unknownabout 1500

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

A gently ribbed, hollow foot with a folded rim, attached to the solid stem with three applied knops of crimped and twisted glass, elevates this goblet. A Latin inscription, VIRTUS LAUDATA CRESCIT (Virtue grows with praise), is scratched through gold leaf around the lip. These words may represent the owner's personal motto or simply a general sentiment. Similar inscriptions are found on only a few glasses from Murano.

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  • Title: Goblet
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: about 1500
  • Location Created: Venice, Veneto, Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: 17.9 x 9.7 cm (7 1/16 x 3 13/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Free- and mold-blown coblat-blue glass with gold leaf, enamel, and applied decoration
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Object Type: Goblet
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 84.DK.534
  • Inscription: Inscription: In gold leaf, around the lip, incised, "Vitrus Laudata Crescit".
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Center, Museum North Pavilion, Gallery N104
  • Department: Sculpture & Decorative Arts
  • Culture: Italian
  • Classification: Decorative Arts


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