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.


  • 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

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