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Vases with handles
    • Setting:
      Room VIII
    • Maker:
    • Place:
    • Date:
      late 16th cent. - early 17th cent.
    • Materials:
      transparent glass
    • Dimensions:
      height 90 mm, diameter 135 mm
    • Inventory:
      316, 317
    • Vases with handles (Inv. 316, 317)
    • Vases with handles (Inv. 316, 317)

These two small vases have no foot. Their ovoid body narrows toward the top, then opens up into a wide neck with a flared mouth. The vases have two double handles ending in curls. The entire body surface is covered in light ribbing typical of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Veneto glassware. In fact, the anonymous Tuscan maker was inspired by the stylistic and decorative models illustrated in the drawings à la façon de Venise preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings of the Uffizi Gallery.