Covered Filigrana Beaker (Stangenglas)

Object Details

Title:

Covered Filigrana Beaker (Stangenglas)

Artist/Maker(s):

Unknown

Culture:

Italian and/or German

Place(s):

Façon de Venise Germany Venice Veneto Italy Augsburg Germany (Place created)

Date:

1550 - 1600; mount about 1710 - 1712

Medium:

Free- and mold-blown colorless glass with lattimo canes, and applied decoration; silver-gilt mounts

Dimensions:

30.5 cm (12 in.)

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Engraved around the silver-gilt lip of this covered beaker are the German words SEI WILLKUMEN MEIN HAUS–SEZ AN UND TRINK AUS–TRAG FRID NIT HINAUS (Welcome to my house–put me to your lips and drink me dry–don't take contentment away). The beaker held a large quantity of beer that was often shared communally.

An Italian craftsman working either in Murano, a Venetian island, or in a German glasshouse made the delicate filigree glass beaker. Around 1685 a German silversmith in Augsburg added the silver-gilt mounts and the cover, topped with the figure of Judith holding the head of Holofernes.

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Bibliography

"Acquisitions/1984." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 13 (1985), p. 246, no. 193.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 3rd ed. (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1991), p. 208.

Bremer-David, Charissa et al. Decorative Arts: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue of the Collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1993), p. 220, no. 382.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 4th ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997), p. 246, ill.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 6th ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001), p. 246, ill.

Wilson, Gillian, and Catherine Hess. Summary Catalogue of European Decorative Arts in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001), p. 227, no. 463.