14 December 2000
TWO FAÇON DE VENISE TWO-COLOUR WINGED GOBLETS
Venice or The Netherlands, 17th Century
The dark-amethyst funnel bowls supported on wrythen-moulded multi-knopped clear glass stems applied with opposing scroll and pincered ornament and loops suspending loose rings, on conical feet with folded rims, (one lacking loop and loose ring, two tips to pincered ornament lacking, the other broken through stem and with one loop and ring lacking)
6¼ in. (16 cm.) high (2)
As lot 1.
Rothschild inv. nos. P.48 and E.de R.309 and 311.
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For the type see H. Tait, The Golden Age of Venetian Glass, London, 1979, p. 112, no. 184.
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