Nef in the form of a Boat

Object Name: 
Nef in the form of a Boat

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Object Name: 
Nef in the form of a Boat
Accession Number: 
59.3.24
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 19.3 cm, W: 14.6 cm, D: 5.8 cm; Foot Diam: 6.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1925-1959
Primary Description: 
Transparent light amber glass; free-blown, pattern-molded, with applied decoration. High pedestal foot with pontil mark, vertically ribbed flattened knop, boat-shaped bowl with spout at one end and ear-shaped handle at the other; applied decoration: two rigaree bands around lower body with six lion mask applications in blue glass, similar application at lower spout; rims in blue glass applied to foot, spout, and bowl, onion- shaped and vertically ribbed stemmed knop applied to handle with ribs being in blue glass, canopy-like thread configuration surmounting the boat, consisting of three zig-zag ribs forming an arch, the central zig-zag thread being of blue glass, finial in form of a dragon consisting of a vertically ribbed coil with head, applied comb, eyes, etc.; spiral of blue glass wound around the body of the dragon.
Provenance: 
Merolli, Liborio, Source
The Yearning for Venetian Glass: Beauty that Traversed Oceans and Time
Venue(s)
Suntory Museum of Art 2011-08-10 through 2011-10-10
50th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition “Art revisited, beauty revealed” III
Venue(s)
J. Paul Getty Museum 2007-10-18 through 2008-01-14
Corning Museum of Glass 2008-02-15 through 2008-05-27
 
The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking (2016) illustrated, Fig. 51; BIB# 149619
The Yearning for Venetian Glass: Beauty that Traversed Oceans and Time (2011) illustrated, p. 152;