• Bowl on High Foot

    Technique:
    mould blown, alloyed milky threads
    Dimensions:
    h. 15,5; diam. 13,3 cm

Bowl on High Foot

Italy, second half of the 16th century

In the 1530s craftsmen on the Venetian island of Murano perfected the complicated technique of working with filigree glass, which required great skill from the glass-blower. The essence of this technique was to blow fine glass threads, mainly of milky colour, into the thickness of pure, colourless glass. Some of these threads were of complex cross-section, made up of several such threads twisted together, as we can see in this example. In the process of finishing the object the master twisted the vessel to send the threads in the required direction.

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Bowl on High Foot

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mould blown, alloyed milky threads

Dimensions:

h. 15,5; diam. 13,3 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1933; handed over from the former Museum of the Decorative and Applied Arts (the Central School of Technical Drawing of Baron A. L. Shtieglitz)

Inventory Number:

Кр-2102

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