Museo Galileo
Virtual Museum
    • Setting:
      Room VIII
    • Maker:
    • Place:
    • Date:
      17th cent.
    • Materials:
      transparent glass and blue glass with gilt traces
    • Dimensions:
      height 290 mm, diameter 95 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Vase (Inv. 341/36)

This vase has an ovoid body with vertical ribs running though it, a round foot with annular knop, and a large flared mouth. The spout and handle have blue glass ornaments. Two other parts are made of blue glass as well: the riveted limb of the spout and the pincered ribbon that covers the handle and ends in a knop and a small sphere. Inspired by Veneto glassmaking, the vase illustrates the à la façon de Venise style. Probably made in Tuscany, where the working of gilt glass is also documented.