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.