Tazza

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Object Name: 
Tazza
Accession Number: 
79.3.323
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14.9 cm; Rim Diam: 16.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1570-1590
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Web Description: 
This tazza with a composite lion stem was probably made in Innsbruck rather than in Venice, as has been suggested for a similar vessel in the Veste Coburg, Germany. Few thinly blown large vessels with elaborate diamond-point engraving and cold-painted decoration have survived. (see 64.3.6)
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Former Collection
1979
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Colorless (grey) non-lead glass; blown, pattern-molded, diamond- engraved. Shallow, circular pan top decorated with diamond- point engraving: formal scroll and foliage border encircles a band divided into four panels by foliate panels, with circular "floral" panel at the center; tall stem composed of a merese above a straight section, disk, baluster, molded lion-mask section, with a large, swelling section at the base; circular foot decorated with diamond-point engraved band of pointed ovals; rough pontil mark.
Three Great Centuries of Venetian Glass
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 50, fig. 19; BIB# 79761
Glass Through the Ages (Revised) (1959) figs. a,b; BIB# 65361
Three Great Centuries of Venetian Glass (1958) pp. 90-91, #93; pp. 70-71, #65; BIB# 63296