VENETIAN GLASS DISH
Venetian glass dish of David Giles
Date: Early 16th Century AD, Width: 36 cm max, Depth: 5 cm, Origin: Venice
Description: Blown clear glass dish with gilded decoration, 12 ribs on base. Formed as straight ribs in a mould and then spun out on the pontil to form spirals. Pontil mark on base. Rim turned out and under. Central gilded decoration as well as gilded decoration below the rim and within the folded rim.
Remarks: The most fascinating aspect of this glass is although it is Venetian in manufacture it is made for the Islamic market and the motifs or decoration of the central area are distinctly Islamic.