Goldglas Plaque (Zwischengoldglas)

Object Name: 
Goldglas Plaque (Zwischengoldglas)

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Object Name: 
Goldglas Plaque (Zwischengoldglas)
Accession Number: 
53.3.54
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.9 cm, Diam (max): 16.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1875-1899
Primary Description: 
Transparent pale green glass with very many minute and few small bubbles; free-blown with sandwiched gold-leaf decoration. Two slightly concave circular glass sheets with a slightly convex center have been fused together, the bottom sheet having a straight rim serving as a band-like ring base and a very rough large pontil mark; the letter bears the golden decoration: apparently the portrait of a couple in a medallion, a "Roman- type" woman and a "13th plus 15th century-type" man, surrounded by a band consisting of six other male and female portraits in medallions; the six busts are framed by symbols, between the medallions are quatrefoils, each of them accompanied by four dots; the edge at the joining is roughly ground.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Davis, Cecil, Source
Venue(s)
J. Paul Getty Museum 2007-10-18 through 2008-01-14
Corning Museum of Glass 2008-02-15 through 2008-05-27
The Yearning for Venetian Glass: Beauty that Traversed Oceans and Time (2011) illustrated, p. 19, fig. 4;
The illustrated encyclopedia of glass (2011) illustrated, p. 286; BIB# 128671
Ancient Roman Glass and Its Legacy Explored at Corning Museum of Glass (2008-04) illustrated, p. 65;
Modern Glass Inspired By Ancient Rome (2008-02-22) illustrated, p. 1;
Learning from the ancients (2008-02-20) illustrated, p. 1D;
The Gather (2007) illustrated, p. 4, top; middle;
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, pp. 94-95, #1043; BIB# 58895
Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient Glass in Corning (in Japanese) (1978-10) pp. 2-10, ill. p. 4, fig. 8;
Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient Glass in Corning (1977) illustrated, pp. 40-62, ill. p. 44, fig. 8;
English and continental coloured glass and French glass Paperweights... property of Mrs. Applewhaite-Abbott, Part 4 (1953-06-15) #669;