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7. TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT HISTORICAL GLASS (pulldown menu) » Stem definition: predecessor to Silesian Description: This Façon de Venise glass has a stem architecture which basically is a predecessor to the later so called Silesian stem. The funnel shaped bowl, with a quite solid base, is set via two graduated mereses to the kind of inverted baluster lobbed hollow knop set via another merese to a short concave formed hollow section followed by another merese set to the wide slightly conical folded foot. This type of stem formation is sometimes characterised as typical for the Netherlands (Lanmon) glas # 40

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