A fine Venetian latticinio wine glass, circa 1540-60

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Lot 13
A fine Venetian latticinio wine glass, circa 1540-60

Sold for £ 16,250 (US$ 20,256) inc. premium
A fine Venetian latticinio wine glass, circa 1540-60
Decorated in vetro a fili and a retorti, the flared trumpet bowl with vertical ribs below two trailed bands, set on a flattened knop between clear mereses, over a high folded conical foot, 18.6cm high

Footnotes

  • A very similar wine glass excavated in Syria is in the Municipal Museum of The Hague, accession no. h 17.5, illustrated in the catalogue, Glas door de Eeuwen (1957), cat. 8, and also by Jet Pijzel-Dommisse and Titus Eliëns, Glinsterend Glas (2009), p. 68, cat. 88. See also the wine glass in the British Museum illustrated by Hugh Tait, The Golden Age of Venetian Glass, pp. 68-69, fig. 89. Another very similar wine glass was sold at Sotheby's, 12 September 2000, lot 226. A latticinio wine glass of comparable form, but with different vetro a retorti decoration, was sold at Bonhams New Bond Street, 10 November 2004, lot 101. A glass of similar form with moulded ribs but without latticinio decoration, is attributed to Hall in Tirol, see Rainer Rückert, Die Glassammlung des Bayerischen Nationalmuseums München (1982), p. 81, pl. 33, cat. 133.
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