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Armorial tazza

Artist:
Italian (Venice) or façon de Venise (Venetian-style)
Artist:
Possibly French
Date:
1499–1514
Culture:
Venetian or façon de Venise, or French
Medium:
Colorless (slightly gray) nonlead glass; blown, pattern-molded, enameled, gilt
Dimensions:
8 11/16 in. (22.1 cm); diam. of rim 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.1194
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 954
This tazza bears the coats of arms of Louis XII of France (1462–1515; r. 1498–1515) and Anne, duchess of Brittany (1477–1514). It is believed to have been part of a service made to celebrate their marriage, which took place in 1499. Three other pieces from this presumed service are known. French glassmakers were able to emulate Venetian examples of the period; though the tazza form originated in Venice, technical evidence suggests that the Lehman piece was manufactured in France.
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