Lion-mask stem

Lion-mask stem

Lion-mask stem

A hollow stem made by blowing the gather into a mold patterned with two lion’s masks, usually separated by festoons. Lion-mask stems, first used in Venice in the 16th century, subsequently became one of the hallmarks of façon de Venise glass.

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Lion-mask stems
Lion mask stems
Lion mask stem
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