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The Peddler Goblet
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Item Details
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Culture
Italy, Venice (Murano), 19th century
Title
The Peddler Goblet
Work Type
Glass
Date
1800s
Material
green and blue glass, enameled and gilded
Measurements
Diameter of mouth: 21.5 x 11.4 cm (8 7/16 x 4 1/2 in.); Diameter of base: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)
Description
In the decoration of this goblet, the peddler, fast asleep under a tree, is robbed by monkeys. The same subject appears on the famous "Monkey Cup" in The Cloisters of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was obviously appealing because peddlers were traditionally believed to have many of the same vices as monkeys. Another part of the decoration includes a scene of Venus emerging from the sea, and the Three Graces.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Decorative Arts
Department: Decorative Art and Design
Provenance: Maurice de Rothschild, Chateau de Pregny
Rosenberg & Stiebel, Inc., New York
Maurice de Rothschild, Chateau de Pregny. (Rosenberg & Stiebel, Inc., New York).
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1953.364_full.tif
SSID
24603260

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