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Facon de Venise Spanish Salt Without Top

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 2, 2019

71E Facon de Venise Spanish Footed Salero

of The Allaire Collection

Description: A small Spanish Facon de Venise footed salt possibly Catalonia, of straw-tint. The bowl is straight-sided with rounded base applied with six scroll handles of alternating blue and straw tint, above a spreading foot with bulbous collar and folded rim.  The salt did have a second container which set on the bowl like a lid.  Thanks to Hans van der Weijden’s for his comment and also for sending a picture.  We now know, and are able to show an example with the top container. It was used for holding and  sprinkling pepper.  See examples below.  The glass shown is a salt with the pepper container on top is from the Museum for Decorative Arts in Barcelona, Spain.

Size: H: 8.7cm, 3 3/8 inches

Date: 17th C

Ref: Fragil Transparencia, 2011 #84 & 85 see below

Hans van der Weijden #100

Picture from: Hans van der Weijden #100 is like our 71E with the lid


This example is from the book:  Fragil Transparencia Vidrios espanoles de los siglos XVI a XVIII, Jean-Paul Philippart 2011




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  1. wynkin said, on December 2, 2019 at 7:36 am


  2. judyweavergonyeau0217 said, on December 2, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Wonderful. Just so interesting and the mix of the base item with the splashing blue! Fantastic. Love seeing these posts every day!!!

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