Tazza

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Object Name: 
Tazza
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
53.3.59
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 9.4 cm; Rim Diam: 10.8 cm; Foot Diam: 7.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1846
Primary Description: 
Clear and opaque multicolored millefiori glass with small bubbles; wear marks at base; free-blown, tooled, ground with incorporated millefiori canes and twisted threads. The flat foot with slightly sloping sides and slightly concave base with ground center supports the inverted baluster stem, resting on a disk of clear glass and holding the shallow cup-shaped bowl; the canes on bowl and foot show blossom-like and ornamental motives (many stars in white an dark blue), at the center of the bowl bears the date: "B 1846", red and blue on white; the stem has white-opaque twisted threads; corkscrew band (7 threads) surrounded by spiral band (12 threads).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Davis, Cecil, Source
Applethwaite-Abbot, Mrs., Former Collection
Paperweight Literature from the Time when "B" Meant "Bristol" (1993) illustrated, p. 20;
In the Museums: Millefiori glass (Antiques) (1954-11) pp. 416, 418;
English and continental coloured glass and French glass Paperweights... property of Mrs. Applewhaite-Abbott, Part 4 (1953-06-15) #701, pl. II;