Filigree Goblet

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Object Name: 
Filigree Goblet
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Overall H: 14.4 cm; Rim Diam: 11.8 cm; Foot Diam: 7.1 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Goblet. Colorless, with grayish tinge; opaque white. Vetro a fili, vetro a retorti; tooled. Spreading funnel bowl with fire-polished rim, lower part with four constrictions and upper part pinched into four lobes; stem consists of flattened hollow knop between two colorless mereses; joined to blown pedestal foot with infolded edge and pontil mark. Bowl, knop, and foot are decorated by alternating vetro a fili and six ply twisted vetro a retorti canes. Some long bubbles were produced while canes were being assembled for filigrana decoration.
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Former Collection
New Insights into 17th and 18th century Glass from Portugal: Study and Preservation (2016) illustrated, p. 24 (fig. 2.2, c);
Three Great Centuries of Venetian Glass (1958) pp. 74-75, no. 71; BIB# 63296