The Rothschild Bowl

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Object Name: 
The Rothschild Bowl
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Overall H: 5.9 cm; Rim Diam: 14.1 cm; Foot Diam: 6.3 cm
On Display
about 1500-1510
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Purchased with funds from the Museum Endowment Fund
Web Description: 
This bowl is made in an opaque milky-white (lattimo) glass.
Sunday Art, Inc., Source
Primary Description: 
Bowl, "The Rothschild Bowl". Bowl: circular, with curved sides, everted fire-polished rim, and trailed foot-ring; pontil mark on base. Exterior is decorated with wide gold band in fish scale pattern; at center of each scale, dark blue enamel dot; bands of turquoise blue dots and dark red motif resembling lily of the valley suspended from each pair of blue dots. Interior is decorated with bust length profile of young man, facing left, outlined in black; his face is shaded pink, and his hair is gilded. He is dressed in red brown and white. To his left is banderole inscribed “EG/O VOBI/S SERV/O SON.” On either side, blue sky and clouds, and turquoise blue hills; tuft of fine grass in black enamel springs from hill at right. Moving out from center, portrait is encircled by band of light green enamel dots on gold ground, band of pairs of light blue dots with red motif resembling lily of the valley springing from each pair of blue dots, and band of pairs of light green dots with light blue motif resembling lily of the valley springing from each pair. On underside of base, rectangular brownish paper label, embossed “HUNEGG” and inscribed “V A 69”(?) in ink; circular tan paper label inscribed “218” in ink.
Renaissance Venice: Life and Luxury at the Crossroads
Gardiner Museum 2021-10-14 through 2022-01-09
Renaissance Venice was a multicultural metropolis where migration and mobility shaped the daily lives of its inhabitants. Its position at the crossroads of trade routes linking Europe to the Islamic World brought a continuous flow of commodities like pigments, spices, and luxury objects. In the homes of Venetians, these imported goods complemented locally-made products like maiolica, or tin-glazed earthenware. Renaissance Venice: Life and Luxury at the Crossroads recreates a sensory world of objects, foregrounding visual conversations across cultures as well as artisan trades as they took shape through the manipulation of materials, form, colour, and ornament. Featuring works ranging from Chinese porcelain and Islamic metalware to Venetian textiles and glass, this exhibition explores how objects connected cultures and geographies during the Renaissance. It questions the role of objects and images in stimulating significant forms of encounter, and more specifically, the role of ceramics in encapsulating cultural exchanges and intersections. This dynamic web of relationships forms the backdrop for the story of Venice’s maiolica industry as it developed throughout the 1500s. Key to its success was the influx of migrant artisans from other parts of the Italian peninsula, privileged access to materials, and vibrant market demand. At the forefront are the lived experiences of people across the social spectrum, from the makers of objects to the wealthy elites. Visitors are invited to step into the workshop of the potter-entrepreneur and engage in a counter-narrative that seeks to recover the experiences of Renaissance women from different walks of life. A global city in constant movement, Renaissance Venice parallels our own lives in many ways. Works by contemporary artists Lindsay Montgomery, Dorie Millerson, and Nadia Myre expand upon the connections between the present and the legacies of the past. Each brings a feminist critique that focuses, respectively, on story-telling traditions, domestic labour and exploitation, and Venice’s symbolic connection to the Americas and Indigenous Peoples through printed publications. Renaissance Venice: Life and Luxury at the Crossroads features over 110 objects including ceramic, glass, metalware, printed books, lace, velvets, carpets, painting, and prints. Participating lenders include the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Corning Museum of Glass, The Royal Ontario Museum, the Aga Khan Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Bata Shoe Museum. The exhibition is accompanied by catalogue published by Hirmer Art Publishers.
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
Gloria dell Arte
Philbrook Museum of Art 1979-10 through 1980-01
Title Unknown (Palace of Legion of Honor)
Palace of Legion of Honor 1977 through 1977
Maiolica in Renaissance Venice: Ceramics and Luxury at the Crossroads (2021) illustrated, p. 51;
The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian-Style Glassworking (2019) illustrated, Introduction fig. 11; BIB# 716365
The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking (2016) illustrated, Fig. 33, 43; BIB# 149619
Chinese Porcelain in Habsburg Spain (2016) illustrated, p. 120 (fig. 43); BIB# 146797
New Insights into 17th and 18th century Glass from Portugal: Study and Preservation (2016) illustrated, p. 24 (fig. 2.2, b);
Historia del Vidrio: desarrollo formal, technologico y cientifico (2012) illustrated, Fig. 71, p. 90; BIB# 139172
The Yearning for Venetian Glass: Beauty that Traversed Oceans and Time (2011) illustrated, p. 9, fig. 1;
Jurors' Choice (2010) illustrated, p. 81; BIB# AI79770
Trasparenze e riflessi: il vetro italiano nella pittura (2006) illustrated, p. 5, fig. 3; BIB# 97087
Venechia Garasu no Miryoko (1995) p. 8;
The Corning Museum of Glass and the Finger Lakes Region (1993) illustrated, p. 38, third row, left; BIB# 35681
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 40, #28; BIB# 35679
History of Glass Crafts (1990-07) p. 50;
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 86-87, pl. 35; BIB# 33819
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 55-56, #45; BIB# 33211
The History of Glass (1989 edition) (1989) illustrated, p. 73; BIB# 150278
The History of Glass (1984 edition) (1984) illustrated, p. 73; BIB# 22683
Story of Glass Coloring Book (1981) illustrated, p. 28, top right; front cover, center back; BIB# 67749
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, pp. 51, #43; BIB# 21161
Recent Important Acquisitions, 19 (1977) illustrated, p. 171, #16; BIB# AI90914
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1976 (1977) pp. 4-5, #3; BIB# AI97146
Lattimo - A Group of Venetian Glass Enameled on an Opaque-White Ground (1974) illustrated, pp. 22-56, fig. 18, cat. C5;
Die Venezianischen Emailglaser des XV und XVI Jahrhunderts (1911) p. 268;
Catalog der Kunst-Sammlungen Albert von Parpart (1884-10-20) lot 436; BIB# 9940