Mosaic Glass Cane Slice

Object Name: 
Mosaic Glass Cane Slice

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Object Name: 
Mosaic Glass Cane Slice
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
68.1.26
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 0.8 cm, Th: 0.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1845-1860
Primary Description: 
Cased with transparent pink, one complex cane consisting of many canes made from rods of opaque white, blue, and black glass; canes of varying shapes, sizes, and colors made by fusing monochrome rods; groups of canes assembled, fused, and miniaturized, in two stages (rosette first, followed by inscription), then cased; finished cane broken into short sections, which were ground and polished. Slice of complex cane with circular cross-section, cased with transparent pink; at center, white cane with rosette of eight opaque blue petals; around central cane, continuous inscription of black letters on white background, ". LEVI . GABRIEL", each letter and period consisting of a separate cane.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
1968-03-20