Covered Jar

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Object Name: 
Covered Jar
Accession Number: 
54.3.14
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 33 cm, Diam (max): 15.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
probably 1570-1600
Primary Description: 
Covered Jar. Colorless, with grayish tinge; opaque white. Blown; vetro a fili, vetro a retorti. Slightly waisted cylindrical bowl with very slightly flaring, fire-polished rim and rounded base, joined by colorless merese to blown flattened knop; this is joined by small merese to pedestal foot with infolded edge and pontil mark. Flanged, domed cover culminating in flattened, hollow knop surmounted by solid dumbbell finial of colorless glass. Pontil mark of filigrana glass inside. Bowl, stem, foot, and cover are decorated with vertical vetro a fili canes alternating with vetro a retorti canes. Constriction below hollow knop on cover shows traces of red residue (from tooling with metal jacks).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Blumka Gallery, Source
1954
Category: 
The Fragile Art: Extraordinary Objects from The Corning Museum of Glass
Venue(s)
Park Avenue Armory 2009-01-23 through 2009-02-01
The 55th Annual Winter Antiques Show
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
 
Altes Glas ([1951]) illustrated, p. 66, #144; BIB# 18799
The Story of Crystal (1998) illustrated, Venetian chapter; BIB# 85420
Art in Glass (1955) p. 142;
Three Centuries of European Glass (1955) p. 59;
La Collection Spitzer: Antiquite, Moyen Age, Renaissance. Tome 3 (1891) #1978, pl. XLIX;