Goblet in filigrana or ‘thread-grained’ glass (goblet)

Ownership/credit: Purchased with support from the Reynolds Chard bequest.

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Probably made in Holland by migrant Venetians.

The technique of filigrana is a speciality of Venetian glassmakers that has been imitated in Europe, America and China. Generally clear glass is embedded with an intricate network of white or coloured threads, but there are many possible variations.

This object is on display at RAMM in the Courtyard.

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