Venetian-Style Goblet (Red Wine Goblet)

Copied Alan Goldfarb, Venetian-Style Goblet (Red Wine Goblet), 1998, Venetian-style blown glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Kenneth R. Trapp in memory of Thomas Hume Slater, Jr., 1999.6.1

Artwork Details

Title
Venetian-Style Goblet (Red Wine Goblet)
Date
1998
Dimensions
6 143 78 in. (15.89.9 cm) diam.
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth R. Trapp in memory of Thomas Hume Slater, Jr.
Mediums
Mediums Description
Venetian-style blown glass
Classifications
Object Number
1999.6.1

Artwork Description

Alan Goldfarb considers the goblet one of the most challenging vessels to produce. By making his objects completely by hand, he pays tribute to glassmakers throughout history. His Venetian Goblets, while not replicas, evoke the richness of the centuries-old Venetian tradition.