Serving dish on foot (alzata) decorated with glass aquamarine-colored cable rim and diamond line engraving of flowers
Serving dish on foot (alzata) with cable of blue glass wire and diamond line engraving of flower branches. These glasses were used to present a drink, or were stacked with larger and smaller ones, into a high pile, for sweets or fruit.
Venice, around 1700. H : 6.1 cm, Ø Chalice : 21.8 cm
Dutch private collection
The glass is depicted in Frides and Kitty Laméris, Venetian and façon de Venise glass, 1500-1700, Amsterdam 1991, cat.no. 65
The glass was exhibited in 1991 in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam during the exhibition Venetian en façon de Venise glass, 1500-1700, which was held in honor of the Amsterdam Venice year.
Flat dish with raised rim on a trumpet-shaped foot with turned-down rim. At the bottom of the bowl, a concentric cable of turquoise-blue glass runs between two ribbed glass wires. A glass thread runs around the narrowest part of the foot.
Round coarse pontil mark that has taken a piece out of the glass.
The outer rim of the bowl is decorated with a diamond line engraving of four branches with buds interrupted by four flowers. These flowers are typical of the late seventeenth century diamond line engraving: two with round petals and two with pointed. Where the edge rises, groups of four, five or six gidouilles have been applied.
Similar pieces are shown in: Gudmund Boesen, Venetian glass at Rosenborg castle, Copenhagen 1960, cat.nr. 98.
Anna-Elisabeth Theuerkauff-Liederwald, Venezianisches Glas der Veste Coburg, Die Sammlung Herzog Alfreds von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha (1844-1900), Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg Luca Verlag Lingen 1994, cat.no. 53-59