Shepherd and shepherdess in a landscape

Decorator Johann Heinrich Meyer

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.

Shepherd and shepherdess in a landscape, Johann Heinrich Meyer (1680–1752, Dresden), Glass, enamel lampwork, Italian, Venice (Murano) glass with German, Dresden lampwork

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