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Overall H: 18.8 cm, Diam (max): 12 cm
On Display
about 1500-1550
Web Description: 
Only a few specimen of enameled glass made in Catalonia between the 15th and early 17th centuries are known. They were admired for their originality and beauty. (see 68.3.1)
Davis, Cecil, Source
Astor of Hever, The Honorable Lord, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Bubbled colorless glass with yellowish-grey tinge; mould-blown, applied, gilded and enameled. Bell-shaped bowl with slightly domed-in base and 12 ribs a mezza stampaura. Upper ends of ribs have been cut to form a row of bosses, slightly offset from the vertical line of ribs. Fire-polished rim with white narrow spiral trail and white thread applied below, on top of ribs. Ribs have also been encircled by a spiral of white thread which was broken by further inflation of vessel in the “broken thread” technique. Applied, notched colorless band round base. Tall blown pedestal foot with rough pontil mark in the center, applied to base of bowl, widened in the lower part, to form a fold overhanging a truncated conical foot rim with narrowly outfolded edge. 14 ribs a mezza stampaura; applied colorless vermicular collar below the bowl, white thread applied below the ribs and forming the folded edge of the foot. Bowl and foot were gilded (mostly worn off) and decorated with enamel dots: the bowl with vertical rows of blue quatrefoils between the ribs and with a wide border of randomly distributed blue and red dots at the rim. The foot has circles of white dots, each with a central red dot arranged in vertical rows of diminishing sizes between the ribbing. Round the foot rim and between the opaque-white threads randomly distributed blue and red dots.
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 87, fig. 2; BIB# 79761
Recent Important Acquisitions, 6 (1964) illustrated, p. 160, #20; BIB# AI97744