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Example 14

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 4, 2011

Example 14

Façon de Venise glass #40 of Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen

Dimensions: ­ glass 14,5 cm.; ­ stem 6,5 cm.; ø bowl 9 cm.; ø foot 8,3 cm.; weight 80 grams.

Origin & Date: the Netherlands mid 17th century.

Stem definition: predecessor to Silesian

Description: This Façon de Venise glass has a stem architecture which basically is a predecessor to the later so called Silesian stem. The funnel shaped bowl, with a quite solid base, is set via two graduated mereses to the kind of inverted baluster lobbed hollow knop set via another merese to a short concave formed hollow section followed by another merese set to the wide slightly conical folded foot. This type of stem formation is sometimes characterised as typical for the Netherlands (Lanmon)

Parallels: Laméris, Venetiaans & Façon de Venise glas 1500 – 1700, pg. 96, nr.77, – Henkes, Glas zonder glans, pg. 263 nr. 174,
– Ritsema, Glass in the Rijksmuseum Vol.II, pg. 85, nr. 65 (engraved glass)

Provenance: – Old Dutch Collection,- Remco v. Leeuwen antiques, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

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