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TWO VENETIAN MILLEFIORI GLASS HANDLES

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TWO VENETIAN MILLEFIORI GLASS HANDLES
Late 17th century

Of tapering cylindrical section with randomly placed blue canes and short lengths of latticinio cable, with English steel blade and two-tined fork with spiral bolster
3in. (7.5cm.) and 2 3/4in. (7cm.) long (2)
Provenance
Anon., sale Sotheby's, 12 October 1983, lot 177 (for the fork)

Lot Essay

Cf. Franz Adrian Dreier, Venezianische Gläser und 'Façon de Venise', p. 62, nos. 36 and 37 and J.F. Hayward, Connoisseur, November 1945, p. 173. Similar examples are in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
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