Hurricane Shade

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Object Name: 
Hurricane Shade
Accession Number: 
53.3.1
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 47.4 cm; Rim (top) Diam (max): 7.9 cm; Rim (bottom) Diam (max): 25.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
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.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin, George S. (b. 1874), Source
1953-01-05
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