Description Entertaining was an important way to assert status in Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries—a time of increasing prosperity for the middle class. This goblet is decorated with a coat of arms, reminding the guest of the standing of his or her host. It also attests to the importance of sharing a drink for strengthening social ties The goblet is wheel engraved: a process in which a small abrasive wheel creates an incised design.
- 3000 Years of Glass: Treasures from The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1982.
Provenance Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lipman, Balltimore; given to Walters Art Museum, 1963.
Credit Gift of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Lipman, 1963
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