Answered By: Regan Brumagen
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2016     Views: 18

Thank you for contacting us. 

The answer to your question depends on how you define a goblet. I spoke with two experts who refer to a goblet of Tuthmosis II, an Egyptian Pharaoh around 1500 BCE. I am waiting to speak with them further and get some additional information for you. It can also be hard to give a date for something so far back since we do not have definitive written evidence that something didn't exist prior to that item. Many of the glass relics from times earlier have since been lost or destroyed. 

In the meantime, I am attaching a couple bibliographies to address the second part of your question. These books and articles will be good starting places for you to do research on goblets. If you take the list to your local library, the librarian will be able to request books or articles they do not have through Interlibrary Loan. We are happy to loan second copies of books or send copies of articles to your library. We also have other goblet bibliographies if there is a specific style or region you would like to focus on. 

Please let me know if you have any additional questions or trouble opening the attachments by contacting me at the email address listed below in my signature.