Bottle

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Object Name: 
Bottle
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
97.3.30
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 17.1 cm, W: 7.3 cm, L: 15.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1550-1599
Credit Line: 
Gift of Fritz and Jost Kummer and Irene Haberli-Kummer in memory of Sibyll Kummer-Rothenhausler
Web Description: 
The gilded coat of arms on this object shows the fleur-de-lis, the heraldic device of the Bourbon kings of France. It also portrays a dolphin, a common sign for the dauphin, the eldest son of a French king. In the late 16th century, blue flasks were common in France, but they are also known from other European regions. Some of them may have been produced in Venice.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Kummer-Rothenhausler, Sibyll, Former Collection
Haberli-Kummer, Irene, Source
1997-07-01
Kummer, Fritz, Source
1997-07-01
Kummer, Jost, Source
1997-07-01
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Primary Description: 
Opaque light blue and gold glass; enamel decoration. Shield flanked by two angels on one side and shield flanked by two animals on other flattened squat ovoid shape with cylindrical neck.
Enameling glass during the Renaissance. In the footsteps of glass artists in Italy and France
Venue(s)
Musee national de la Renaissance 2021-10-12 through 2022-02-14
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 178, #9; BIB# 79761
Recent Important Acquisitions, 40 (1998) illustrated, p. 145, #9; BIB# AI40492
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1997 (1998) illustrated, p. 19, left; BIB# AI95178