Covered Jar (vetro a retortoli)

Object Name: 
Covered Jar (vetro a retortoli)

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Object Name: 
Covered Jar (vetro a retortoli)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 23.7 cm; Vase H: 17.4 cm, Diam (max): 13.2 cm; Foot Diam: 7.6 cm; Rim Diam: 8 cm
On Display
about 1600-1650
Primary Description: 
Covered Jar (vetro a retortoli). Colorless, with opaque white filigrana ribbons and threads. Blown, mold-blown; tooled, gilded wooden knop. Jar. (a) Bulbous ovoid body with curved sides tapering toward bottom, and with flaring, fire-polished rim, is separated by knob from pedestal foot with rim strengthened by applied ribbon of colorless glass; on bowl, pairs of vertical opaque white vetro a fili canes alternating with opaque white vetro a retorti canes; on foot, same decoration, but slightly swirled; bowl is vertically and horizontally gadrooned, forming bosslike pattern. (b) Set in, three-domed, scalelike cover; vertical gadroons with same cane decoration.
Arthur Churchill (Glass) Ltd., Source
The Yearning for Venetian Glass: Beauty that Traversed Oceans and Time
Suntory Museum of Art 2011-08-10 through 2011-10-10
50th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition “Art revisited, beauty revealed” III
The Yearning for Venetian Glass: Beauty that Traversed Oceans and Time (2011) illustrated, p. 76;
Trasparenze e riflessi: il vetro italiano nella pittura (2006) illustrated, p. 166, fig. 30; BIB# 97087
How to Appreciate Glass (1985-08) pp. 20-21;
Glass Through The Ages (Rev. Ed.) (1969) illustrated, p. 69 and pl. 16b;
Glass Through the Ages (Revised) (1959) illustrated, p. 69 and pl. 16b; BIB# 65361
Three Great Centuries of Venetian Glass (1958) illustrated, pp. 72-73, no. 68; BIB# 63296
Glass Through the Ages (1st Ed.) (1948) p. 64 and pl. 13b; BIB# 18668