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A VENETIAN MOULD-BLOWN LATTICINIO EWER
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A VENETIAN MOULD-BLOWN LATTICINIO EWER

LATE 16TH CENTURY

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A VENETIAN MOULD-BLOWN LATTICINIO EWER
Late 16th Century
In vetro a retorti with spiralling bands of alternate gauze cable and threads, the tapering oviform body moulded in relief with pairs of opposing dragons, the shoulder with a band of gadroons, the slender neck with everted trefoil folded and ribbed rim, the scroll handle enclosing opaque gauze threads and the lower terminal applied with a prunt moulded with a classical head, supported on a cushion knop above a conical foot with upturned folded rim, (minute chip to underside of footrim)
10¾ in. (27 cm.) high
Provenance
As lot 1.
Rothschild inv. no(s). not known.
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.

Lot Essay

For another example in the Curtius Museum, Liège, see exhibition catalogue, The Golden Age of Venetian Glass, 1999, no. 56, and for the example mounted in silver-gilt in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, see R. J. Charleston, 'Venetian Glass of the Seventeenth Century', Apollo, November 1979, Vol. CX, p. 407, no. 213, pl. 14. For a latticinio ewer and a bottle decorated in a similar technique in the British Museum, London, see H. Tait, The Golden Age of Venetian Glass, London, 1979, p. 101, nos. 156-7, and for an oviform vase in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, see R. Liefkes (ed.), Glass, London, 1997, p. 46, pl. 50.
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