Wineglass (vetro a retortoli)

Object Name: 
Wineglass (vetro a retortoli)

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Object Name: 
Wineglass (vetro a retortoli)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 17.6 cm; Rim Diam: 10.3 cm; Foot Diam: 8.5 cm
On Display
about 1550-1600
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Wineglass (vetro a retortoli). Colorless, with brownish gray tinge; opaque white. Vetro a fili, vetro a retorti. Conical, gently flaring bowl with fire polished rim (perhaps trimmed with straight shears); slightly flattened blown knop, joined to bowl and foot by two mereses of colorless glass; blown pedestal foot with infolded edge and pontil mark. Bowl, knop, and foot are decorated by alternating canes a fili and a retorti in opaque white glass; strips are flattened tubes, and twists consist of eight twisted threads in colorless matrix.
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Former Collection
The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking (2016) illustrated, Fig. 1; BIB# 149619