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Tazza

Designer:
Mounts after a design by Reinhold Vasters (German, Erkelenz 1827–1909 Aachen)
Date:
second half 16th century, mounts 19th century
Culture:
Italian, Milan
Medium:
Rock crystal, gold, enamel, rubies, sapphires, pearls
Dimensions:
9-1/4 x 12-1/4 x 10-1/4 in. (23.5 x 31.1 x 26.0 cm)
Classification:
Natural Substances-Rock Crystal
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.655
Not on view
The XVI century bowl has been mounted according to designs by Reinhold Vasters. A baluster-shaped stem and lobed foot, both with black-and-white enameled mounts have been added, exactly as indicated by Vasters.
Frédéric Spitzer (until 1893; his sale, Paris, April 17–June 16, 1893, no. 2599) ; Benjamin Altman (until 1913; bequeathed to MMA)
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