A Venetian or façon de Venise latticinio goblet, mid 16th century
Lot 10
A Venetian or façon de Venise latticinio goblet, mid 16th century
Sold for £21,250 (US$ 35,548) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Venetian or façon de Venise latticinio goblet, mid 16th century
The tall cylindrical straight-sided bowl with flared and folded flange at the base and decorated with two horizontal bands in vetro a retorti above vertical ribs of gauze cable alternating with white lattimo threads, the stem with a central compressed latticinio knop set between plain sections and mereses, above a spreading conical foot with folded rim in vetro a retorti, 26.2cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Bagnasco Collection, Lugano, sold at Christie's, 28 March 2000, lot 192

    The nearest parallel in form and decoration to the present lot would appear to be a reliquary vase and cover in the Museo Vetrario, Murano (see Giovanni Mariacher, Vetri italiani del rinascimento (1963), p.5, pl.A) and for goblets with latticinio bowls of similar form see A.-E.Theuerkauff-Liederwald, Venezianisches Glas der Veste Coburg (1994), p.279, no.267 and Attila Dorigato, Il Museo vetrario di Murano (1986), p.82. Whilst the three elements of the present lot, the bowl, stem and foot, are all found in glass dating to the 16th century, the very pale straw tint of the glass and the method of laying the lattimo threads on the glass rather than being marvered into the metal, this latter method more usually associated with Venice, might suggest a location other than Venice for the manufacture of this rare goblet.
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