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Beaker, so-called Petronell Welcome Beaker

ca. 1480/90, inscription from 1613



Beaker, so-called Petronell Welcome Beaker

Glass was a major Venetian export from the 13th century onwards. Crystal glass (“cristallo”), which was especially clear and thin, was produced from the 15th century onwards. The quality and elegance of vessels made from it quickly became the ideal of glass workshops all over Europe. By colouring the glass, precious stones or porcelain would be imitated; enamel painting further increased the splendour and value of these vessels.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer Wien Raum XXXV

Object data

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ca. 1480/90, inscription from 1613


Partially gilded glass, enamel


H. 34 cm, Dm. (am Mundrand) 23 cm


"Anno 1613 den 12. Aprilis haben beede khay (...) Matthias und dero Gemahl Anna bey mier Hannß Christoph Unverzagt auß disem alten Petronellischen Willkhumb im Schloß Petronell getruncken und dadurch die alt herkhumne Gerechtigkayt erhalten und von newem Renoviert".

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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer

Inv. No.

Kunstkammer, 10182

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