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Beaker with Cobalt Trailing

Date:
1275–1325
Culture:
Central European
Medium:
Clear glass, cobalt trails
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. (13.3 x 11.5 cm) at foot: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Vessels
Credit Line:
Gift of the Apanagial Estate Abrau, 1906
Accession Number:
06.140
  • Description

    Though clear glass with and without colored trailing is generally associated with the renowned glassmaking workshops of late Medieval Murano, vessels such as
    this piece suggest that glassmakers north of the Alps were experimenting with the decorative possibilities from a relatively early date.

  • Provenance

    Apanagial Estate Abrau(until 1906)

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