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Facon de Venise Spanish Arbarello Jar with Cover

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Spanish Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 9, 2016

Facon de Venise Spanish Arbarello Jar with Lid

This small lidded vessel of greenish transparent glass is decorated with cage-like white threads.  It may possibly have served as a pharmaceutical jar.  Finding  a vessel of this type with a lid is uncommon.

H:  6 inches

17th C.

E. Heinemeyer, Glas (Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, 1966) p. 88 #259

Published: Form and Light: 400 years of European Glass (Michael Ward, Inc. 1985)

Ex Collection: Baumgartner, Basel

69E Arbarello with Lid

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  1. Hans van Rossum said, on January 9, 2016 at 6:05 am

    This one is very nice, very elegant and special Carole and John.

    Hans

  2. theozandbergen said, on January 9, 2016 at 7:20 am

    This is a real exceptional object complete with cover. The pewter oxide decoration is typical for Cataluña, at least as far as I know. See our flask having the same type of decoration. Congratulations with this acquisition.
    theo


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