Hurricane Shade

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Object Name: 
Hurricane Shade
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 47.4 cm; Rim (top) Diam (max): 7.9 cm; Rim (bottom) Diam (max): 25.2 cm
Not on Display
about 1501-1699
Primary Description: 
Hurricane Shade. Colorless. Blown; gilded, cold-painted. Large, slightly irregular cylindrical body with uneven circular hole on top; fire-polished rim at bottom. Gilded frieze with floral motifs around bulbous top; below frieze, two identical coats of arms of grand dukes of Medici, each bearing six bezants and surmounted by crown.
McKearin, George S. (b. 1874), Source
An Illustrated Dictionary of Glass (1977) illustrated, p. 155; BIB# 20156
Three Great Centuries of Venetian Glass (1958) illustrated, p. 67, no. 58; BIB# 63296