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Overall H: 18 cm; Rim Diam: 10.8 cm
On Display
about 1700
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Wineglass with Flameworked Flowers

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Winged Goblet. Colorless, with grayish brown tinge; translucent turquoise blue, lattimo, yellow. Blown, mold-blown; applied, tooled. Bucket-shaped bowl with flaring, fire-polished rim, and flat base with applied wavy band on perimeter; attached by merese and glue-bit to mold-blown stem consisting of four flattened and graduated (largest on top) ball knops atop inverted baluster; joined by glue-bit to shallow, blown foot with fire-polished rim and pontil mark. Stem is decorated with two ear-shaped and zigzag wings of blue glass, with trailed-on and pincered colorless glass mirroring zigzag shape of blue glass and pulled down toward foot as “legs.” Two flowers with seven curved petals of opaque white glass and yellow-topped pistils are applied to second ball knop between wings. Ring, gilded with gold leaf, applied to underside of foot about 0.6 cm inside rim.
Christie's, Paris, Source
The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian-Style Glassworking (2019) illustrated, Introduction fig. 11; BIB# 716365
The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking (2016) illustrated, Fig. 1; BIB# 149619
Online Resource Reveals Mysteries of Venetian Glassmaking Techniques (2016) illustrated, p. 301 (right); BIB# AI102873
Recent Important Acquisitions, 43 (2001) illustrated, p. 201, fig. 18; BIB# AI53002