stemmed goblet with wide foot; conical shaped at top; engraved scrolls and text (in Latin?) on conical section; domed cover with similar engraved scrolls and text in block letters; organic knob; clear glass

Goblet and cover, 1685

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The Decorative Arts Deaccession Fundexpand_more  2013.39.1a,b

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Glass goblets engraved with short quotations or mottos were a quintessential expression of Dutch art in the 17th century. They added food for thought to the dinner table, sparking conversations about religious, philosophical, and political subjects. The inscription on the bowl of this goblet reads, “Alles heft sijn tyd. Eccles. Cap: 3.vs.I” (“There is a season for everything, Ecclesiastes, chapter 3, verse 1”). On the cover, another inscription reads, “INFESTUS INFESTIS,” a saying that means “Hostile (only) to the wicked,” an ideal of civic and national self-defense.

Details
Title
Goblet and cover
Artist Life
1613–1692
Role
Maker
Accession Number
2013.39.1a,b
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stemmed goblet with wide foot; conical shaped at top; engraved scrolls and text (in Latin?) on conical section; domed cover with similar engraved scrolls and text in block letters; organic knob; clear glass