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Example 17

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

Example 17

A Façon de Venise Glass # 95  of Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen

Dimensions:H = 15.1 cm.; H stem = 6,2 cm.; ø bowl = 7 cm.; ø foot = 7,8 cm.; weight =61,7 gram.

Origin: Almost certain the Netherlands last Q 16th to mid 17th century.

Material: “cristallo”

Stem definition: This is a so called “snake” or “serpent” stem.
The funnel shaped bowl is set via a merese directly under the bowl thru a short full glass narrowed
down section to the top part of the hollow twisted ribbed stem. The first part, running to about half
stem height, comes down straight and forms from there the typical looped bottom part, then
progressing into “snaked” windings going all the way back to the top part of the stem. The “snake”
stem is set with a merese to the somewhat conical foot. The stem is accentuated by a short blue
colored element. A quite exuberant stem architecture for that period.
Ref: Tait-The Golden Age of Venetian Glass, Hugh Tait, London 1979 pg. 89 nr. 142, Pijzel-Dommisse Glinsterend
Glas pg. 82/83 nr. 115))

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