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A24 Goblet, glass, Murano, Venice, Italy, 1888-1889. Click to enlarge.

Murano glass goblet

Made
This Venetian glass goblet of shell-shaped opalescent glass with gilt decoration, was made at Murano, Italy, between 1888 and 1889, in the Renaissance revival style. In 1859 Dr Antonia Salviati set up a Murano company to revive traditional Venetian glass. In 1877 the company split into a London-based firm and his own glassworks. At first, Renaissance designs were copied at Salviati. Soon, the artisans' taste for fantasy brought a new flavour. Dragons, dolphins, seahorses an filigree patterns …

Summary

Object No.

A24

Object Statement

Goblet, glass, Murano, Venice, Italy, 1888-1889

Physical Description

Shell shaped Renaissance style glass goblet, opalescent with gilt decorations, double twisted stem and two rosette appendages.

Dimensions

Height

210 mm

Width

90 mm

Production

Made

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1889

Acquisition Date

25 March 1889

Cite this Object

Harvard

Murano glass goblet 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 6 December 2022, <https://ma.as/174901>

Wikipedia

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