Adapting Renaissance Designs for the Nineteenth-Century Consumer: A Study of a Rock Crystral Cup from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts

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Title Adapting Renaissance Designs for the Nineteenth-Century Consumer: A Study of a Rock Crystral Cup from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Creator RaeAnn Ellise Bell
Description The Utah Museum of Fine Arts houses a small vessel titled Festival Cup that is; made from rock crystal, metal, and enamel. The object file presents two conflicting dates; for the vessel, one in the Renaissance and one in the eighteenth-century. In this paper, I; propose a third alternative date for the piece and argue that the Festival Cup originated in; nineteenth-century Vienna. Using museum and auction house databases, I compare the; Festival Cup with other rock crystal and enamel objects made in either the Renaissance or; the nineteenth-century. In comparing these objects, I identify several design conventions; that espouse the Festival Cup to a specific era. Additionally, I use historical sources to; position the UMFA vessel by discussing the cultural contexts surrounding the production; of luxury domestic goods during the Renaissance and the nineteenth-century. In doing so,; I am able to suggest a new date for the piece and add to the body of research on European; material culture.
Subject Art History
Creation Date 2021-09
Rights Copyright © RaeAnn Ellise Bell 2021. All Rights Reserved.
ARK ark:/87278/s61yjpja
Setname uu_aah_aahp
Date Created 2021-09-27
Date Modified 2021-09-27
ID 1716419
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s61yjpja
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