Wineglass with Serpent Stem

Object Name: 
Wineglass with Serpent Stem

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Object Name: 
Wineglass with Serpent Stem
Accession Number: 
79.3.444
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 18.1 cm; Rim Diam: 7.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1600-1699
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Web Description: 
Serpent stems are a frequent feature of façon de Venise glass made principally in the Low Countries. In this case, the bluish color of the glass indicates a Spanish provenance. Following the Venetian example, but also influenced by their Islamic heritage, various Spanish provinces produced a rich variety of glass à la façon de Venise.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Former Collection
1979
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
1979
Technique: 
Primary Description: 
Transparent light green glass; blown. Conical shape bowl; stem composed of a merese above a straight, waisted section on an elaborate coiled "serpent" stem, with applied pincered, waffle-patterned fins, a straight section at the bottom; disk foot, rough pontil mark.
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23