Heraldry is a fascinating and complex system by which coats of arms are devised and decoded. My familial arms—yes, my family has a coat of arms, and yours may have too—are composed of an intricate grouping of objects, including a… More»
Grab a glass (and some for your friends), it’s International Beer Day!
"Welcome to my house—put me to your lips and drink me dry—don’t take contentment away.” —Inscription on Filigrana Beaker
Ewer, Chinese porcelain 1662 - 1722, French mounts 1700 - 1710. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Goblet with the Arms of Liechtenberg, 1500 - 1530, Probably Bohemian. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Ice-glass Beaker, late 1500s or early 1600s, Dutch. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Covered Filigrana Beaker (Stangenglas),1550-1600, mount about 1710-1712. J. Paul Getty Museum.