Museo Galileo
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Vases with spouts
    • Setting:
      Room VIII
    • Maker:
    • Place:
    • Date:
      late 16th cent. - early 17th cent.
    • Materials:
      transparent and blue glass, white and azure glass
    • Dimensions:
      height 300 mm, diameter 120 mm
    • Inventory:
      257, 275
    • Vases with spouts (Inv. 257, 275)
    • Vases with spouts (Inv. 257, 275)

The vases have a double spherical body whose lower part carries pincered decorations, an octagonal flared neck, and a round foot surmounted by a medium faceted knop. Each vase has three spouts and two handles with crests. The handles are adorned with applied flowers in blue, white, and azure glass. The flowers were produced by lampworking, a technique in which Niccolò di Vincenzo Landi was an expert.