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Description A well-known object in the Treasury of Saint Mark's Basilica in Venice was the inspiration for this chalice. The original chalice was carved from a semiprecious stone, gilded, and covered with pearls and enamel. The two vessels are similar in appearance, but the Salviati reproduction is made from blown glass; the pearls, gold embellishments, and enameled figures are painted on the surface.
Date Description Narrative
  • Harborplace Light Street Pavilion Special Display. Harborplace, Baltimore. 1982.
  • Salviati and the Antique: Ancient Inspiration for Modern Glassmaking. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2007-2008.
  • Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth. 2021-2022.
Provenance Purchased by Henry Walters, Venice, 1911; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911

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early 20th century
glass with painted enamel and gilding
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H: 8 3/16 × Diam at rim: 6 5/16 in. (20.8 × 16.1 cm); Diam of base: 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm)
Location Within Museum
Out On Exhibition Loan


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