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SPANISH GLASS CANTIR with CORDED WHITE CANES

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 13, 2020

44E Spanish Cantir with Corded White Canes from Catalonia

of the Allaire glass collection

44E Spanish Cantir

Description: Cantir of yellowish glass decorated with opaque white cord trails called canna a fili. Glassmakers in Catalonia, Spain were producing decoration of this type in the middle of the 16th into the 17th century

Date: Second half of 16th through 17th century. . Size: Height: 19.5 cm Weight: 139 g

Remarks: The trails used for this type of decoration are called corded white canes which is a single opaque white thread of glass surrounded by clear colorless glass. During this period of glass making the canes were either marvered flush with the body or left in relief called cords.

Below are other examples of the corded canes decoration on Spanish glass from the book, Fragil Transparencia Vidrios espanoles de los siglos XVI a XVIII, by Jean-Paul Philippart 2011. Click on the pictures to enlarge them and the X in the right hand corner to come back to this page.

 

 

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  1. wynkin said, on June 13, 2020 at 5:55 am

    As usual some amazing glass! I had to look up what a cantir is – a jug and almorratxa – a sprinkler. Why use Spanish for these and not the other items?


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