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Shepherd and shepherdess in a landscape

Decorator:
Johann Heinrich Meyer (1680–1752, Dresden)
Date:
ca. 1720–30
Culture:
Italian, Venice (Murano) glass with German, Dresden lampwork
Medium:
Glass, enamel lampwork
Dimensions:
H. 5 in. (12.7 cm); Diam. 3 in. (7.6 cm.)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Munsey Fund, 1927
Accession Number:
27.185.232
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533
Over a landscape painted in enamel directly onto the glass, the figures of a lady and gentlemen dressed as shepherd and shepherdess have been heat-fused onto the glass bowl, enamel over a foundation of gold wire, to create a relief effect.
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