Adoration of Psyche

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Object Name: 
Charger
Title: 
Adoration of Psyche
Accession Number: 
57.3.43
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.2 cm; Rim Diam: 54.9 cm; Medallion Diam: 23 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1500-1550
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.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Stadler, Professor F., Source
Three Great Centuries of Venetian Glass (1958) illustrated, p. 66, no. 56; BIB# 63296