Unknown1600 - 1650

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Nothing is known about Doctor Pietro Lessio, probably the man for whom this wine glass was made. His name is diamond-point engraved in a band around the lip. On the bowl below his name, delicately engraved flowers, foliage, dots, and small birds surround a crowned, double-headed eagle. It is both unusual and interesting that an Italian name would be included with the Austrian symbol of the double-headed eagle.

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  • Title: Wineglass
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1600 - 1650
  • Location Created: Venice, Veneto, Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: 14.9 x 13 cm (5 7/8 x 5 1/8 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Free-blown colorless (slightly gray) glass with diamond-point engraving
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Object Type: Wine glass
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 84.DK.541
  • Inscription: Secondary Inscription: Inscribed around the lip, engraved in diamon-point, "Sig. Dottore D. Pietro Lessio."
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Center, Museum North Pavilion, Gallery N104
  • Department: Sculpture & Decorative Arts
  • Culture: Italian
  • Classification: Decorative Arts