The Glade II

glass goblet with engraving, height 26 cm, engraved by Horst Schönberger, produced by von Poschinger Glasmanufaktur, 2012

part of the project Mary Wollstonecraft’s Scandinavian journey 1795


The Glade II is a glass goblet that resembles the Bogstad Goblet that is mentioned but not shown in the video The Glade I. The goblet functions as a historical reconstruction/falsification and paraphrases the original goblet with its boastful engraving of the Bogstad Estate and a greeting of welcome. The new goblet has no property engraved but an empty glade and a quote from Wollstonecraft: ”I am going to be the first of a new genus  – I tremble at the attempt“.


above and below: the glass from different view points

Åsa Elzén