Tazza

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Object Name: 
Standing Bowl
Title: 
Tazza
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
64.3.6
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13.8 cm, W: D: Diam (max):
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1500-1699
Web Description: 
A variation on the goblet form found in England is the tazza, which has a similar base and stem but a bowl that is much broader than it is tall. The bowl was either vertically sided and dish-shaped or, more commonly, very shallow and turned up slightly at the rim. Tazzas of the early 16th century were usually decorated with various combinations of filigree, although they could also be plain or decorated with simple trails.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Henrich, Wilhelm, Former Collection
1964
Primary Description: 
Tazza. Colorless, white. Vetro a fili; applied, tooled. Circular bowl with flat bottom and flaring outfolded rim; joined to pedestal foot with rim strengthened by applied ribbon of colorless glass, and with pontil mark. Bowl is decorated with two bands of twisted white canes and, at bottom, with lacelike pattern of 24 canes arranged into nipt-diamond-waies. Foot is decorated with opaque white vetro a fili canes.
The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking (2016) illustrated, Fig. 1; BIB# 149619
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 274, fig. 2; BIB# 79761