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FAÇON DE VENISE GLASS MADE IN TUSCANY

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 20, 2012

FAÇON DE VENISE GLASS MADE IN TUSCANY of Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen

FAÇON DE VENISE GLASS MADE IN TUSCANY

FAÇON DE VENISE GLASS MADE IN TUSCANY

 

Dimensions: Size: ↑  12,2 cm.; largest ø corpus 7,2 cm.; ø rim 7,7 cm.; weight 83,4 gram

Origin: Italy, Tuscany, early 17th century

Description: This flask has been pre-formed in a dip mould (now called an optical blow mould), forming the ribs.  The ribs in the bottom of the bulbous corpus are only vaguely present, while these maintained their elegance in the flat top of the flask. The ribs are also still visible in the elongated neck adding to the elegance of the object. The glassmaker twirled the splayed out rim slightly further enhancing the elegance of the flask. As can been seen the kick in base is quite pronounced with a pontil mark.

Remark: The way the flask was made looks like an old forming technique quite specific to Tuscany and a key characteristic for the Façon de Venise glass made in Tuscany in the de Medici glass works.

Material: soda glass

Parallels:
– Annna Laghi, Fragili Trasparenze, Vetri Antichi in Toscana pg. 52 nr. 5 , Museo di Arte
Medievale e Moderna, Arezzo,
– S. Ciappi ao., Vetro in Toscana, Strutture, Prodotti, Immagini 1995, pg. 97/98, fig.162

Provenance:
– old Italian collection,
– with Laméris, Amsterdam,
– In owners collection since 2010.

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