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FAÇON DE VENISE GLASS FROM LIEGE

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 8, 2012

hLIEGE FAÇON DE VENISE GLASS of Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen

LIEGE, FAÇON DE VENISE GLASS

LIEGE, FAÇON DE VENISE GLASS

 

Dimensions: ­ H=18,6 cm.; H=stem 10,4 cm.; ø bowl 8,2 cm.; ø foot 8 cm.; weight 108 gram

Origin: Southern Netherlands, Liege, Date: mid-17th century.

 Description: This quite impressive and elegant glass has a spiral wound trumpet bowl which was pre-formed in a ribbed mold after which it was optically blown out making the ribs more subdued and creating the nice swirl adding to the elegance of the completed glass. This optical technique was quite frequently used in the Liege area.

The stem is typical for the time and place in which this glass was made which can be described as a restraint elegance being quite different from the glasses coming from Venice but also from other areas even Liege, where at that time the exuberant so-called winged glasses were en vogue. The small pinched blue elements enhance the stem architecture, basically giving an elongating effect.

 Material: soda glass.

Parallels: not found yet.

Provenance: – ex property of a Dutch lady, – Christies AMS 2698, lot no. 188

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