Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

Example: 15

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

Example: 15

LIEGE FAÇON DE VENISE GLASS #55 of Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen

 Dimensions: ­ 18,6 cm.; ­ stem 10,4 cm.; ø bowl 8,2 cm.; ø foot 8 cm.; weight 108 gram

 Origin & Date: Southern Netherlands, Liege, mid-17th century.

Stem Definition: a compound repeating pattern of a small hollow knop attached larger hollow knop separated by a merese with two pinched (blue) ornaments

Description: The stem of this Liege Façon de Venise glass has a restrained exuberance characteristic for that time for the Southern Netherlands but, is still quite vivid from the two pinched blue ornaments. The spiralled trumpet optically blown bowl is set via a merese to the first small hollow knop directly followed by the largest somewhat flattened hollow knop to which the blue ornaments are attached. Followed by a merese connecting to a concave formed transition piece set to another hollow knop followed by a merese connecting to a short solid section which connects to the conical foot.

Material: soda glass.

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