Dessert Tray (Salvilla)

Object Name: 
Dessert Tray (Salvilla)

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Object Name: 
Dessert Tray (Salvilla)
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 7 cm; Top Diam: 22.6 cm
On Display
about 1560-1600
Web Description: 
Production of Catalan enameled glass reached its peak during the 16th century, and it ceased soon after 1650. The oldest surviving examples date from the end of the 15th century. These objects are characterized by a fairly consistent combination of elements. Particularly striking is the horror vacui seen in the arrangement of the enameled motifs, with green and white as the predominant colors and, to a lesser extent, yellow and blue. The surfaces are often covered with stylized plant elements, and with white flakes, droplets, or pearls. Human figures and animals are less frequently shown, although there are some interesting glasses depicting dogs and birds and, in a few cases, people and animals on the same object. The figures are presented in a naïve style, and there is no suggestion of space and depth. The decoration was adapted to fit the shape of the object.
Bjorneby, Y. W. M., Source
Primary Description: 
Transparent, colorless glass; blown, applied. Green, white, blue and yellow enamels. Pontil mark on the base.
El Greco to Velazquez: Art During the Reign of Philip III
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 2008-04-13 through 2008-07-27
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University 2008-08-22 through 2008-11-09
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 92, fig. 4; BIB# 79761
The Elements of Design: The Development of Design and Stylistic Elements from the Renaissance to the Postmodern Era (2003) illustrated, p. 28 (no. 5); BIB# 166802
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 102-103, pl. 43; BIB# 33819
Glass Animals: 3,500 Years of Artistry and Design (1988) illustrated, p. 46; BIB# 32200
Recent Important Acquisitions, 11 (1969) illustrated, p. 114, #27;