Adoration of Psyche

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Object Name: 
Adoration of Psyche
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Overall H: 7.2 cm; Rim Diam: 54.9 cm; Medallion Diam: 23 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Clear bubbly glass; free-blown, pattern-molded and tooled, with gilded and cold-paint decoration. Shallow plate with rounded convex thickened central part and wide flat rim with underfolded lip with air trap, pontil mark at underside; two tooled bands (tooled at underside) around rim about 2" from lip and around central deepened part, central part gadrooned with ribs swirling to left; on underside-center a medallion in multicolored (mainly grey, red and gold) cold-painting depicting two groups of women (and men ?) meeting each other in front of a temple-like structure with columns at right and houses (?) at center and left; narrow pattern of gilded floral ornaments on underside covering the whole surface of the plate except for center medallion.
Stadler, Professor F., Source
Three Great Centuries of Venetian Glass (1958) illustrated, p. 66, no. 56; BIB# 63296