Holy Water Font

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Object Name: 
Holy Water Font
Accession Number: 
51.3.199
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 25.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1700-1799
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass and latticinio cane with opaque white and red twist; pattern-molded and free-blown fount, applied and tooled decoration on wall-back. Elaborate wall-back: heart and cross formed from rope-ribbed colorless cane with opaque-white and red-twist core; colorless glass of near triangular shape (perhaps intended to represent the figure of a saint) set in at top of heart; along sides of heart and "figure", applied beaded fins; fount, attached at point of heart and supported at sides by two beaded finned arms: small conical bowl with sides spreading from stemmed ball at bottom to wide bulge below a flaring rim; pattern of vertical ribbing.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Source
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