Goblet

DATE:
c. 1740–1760
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Non-lead glass
CLASSIFICATION:
Containers
DIMENSIONS:
8 5/8 × 4 5/8 × 4 5/8 in. (21.91 × 11.75 × 11.75 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Decorative Arts and Design
LOCATION:
Wendy and Emery Reves Collection - Dining Room, Level 3
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
OBJECT NUMBER:
1985.R.316

General Description

With its elaborate rococo decoration featuring baskets of flowers and a bird, this goblet is a fine example of mid-18th-century European glass. Its exact origin is difficult to determine. Although the form and general character of the engraved and cut ornament are in the Bohemian taste, the faceted stem with three bulbs relates to examples from eastern Germany, and the cutting at the base of the bowl is sometimes seen on Russian work.

Excerpt from

Dallas Museum of Art, Decorative Arts Highlights from the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1995), 80.