Covered Jar

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Object Name: 
Covered Jar
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 20.9 cm, Diam: 10.8 cm
On Display
about 1575-1650
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Web Description: 
The popularity of glasses with thistle-shaped bowls is indicated by the fact that they are often seen in still-life paintings of the 16th to late 17th centuries. They were frequently used in Italy, Spain, and the Low Countries. This example was elaborately decorated with a technique that caused the surface of the glass to resemble cracked ice.
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Covered Jar. Colorless non-lead glass; blown, blown-molded, "ice glass" technique. (a) Pointed ovoid shape with trailed threads, a chain circuit, and "nipt diamond waies" at the bottom, surface crackled; flared rim; merese above and ribbed dumbbell-shaped stem, with merese at the bottom; folded ribbed foot with rough pontil mark; (b) domed shape with folded rim and inset brim; trailed threading and "nipt diamond waies," surface crackled; finial composed of two ball knops on spreading stems, with merese between; rough pontil mark.
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
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
Three Great Centuries of Venetian Glass
Corning Museum of Glass
The Decanter: Ancient to Modern (2018) illustrated, pp. 20-21 (fig. 4);
The Yearning for Venetian Glass: Beauty that Traversed Oceans and Time (2011) illustrated, p. 88;
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 228, fig. 1; BIB# 79761
Three Great Centuries of Venetian Glass (1958) pp. 94-95, #100; BIB# 63296