Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

Example 7

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

Example 7

Venetian Glass #79E of Allaire Collection

Dimensions: H= 17 cm, Stem H = 7.5  Weight = 54.8 grams, Date = 17th century

Origin: Venice

Material: cristallo glass

Stem definition:  a merese with thin hollow baluster or more appropriately a jambe stem

Description: The glass has a trumpet-shape bowl with a broad mouth resting on a collar or merese with a thin hollow a jambe stem and flat circular foot.

Remarks: Cristallo is a type of soda glass developed in Venice before the 15th century. It was made almost colorless, pale-yellow to smoky gray, so it would resemble Rock-Crystal which is natural quartz or pure silica.

Ref: Golden Age #55, Christie’s March 28, 2000 # 136-139

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