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glass 17th century, stand 19th century
Italian, Venice (Murano)
Glass, gilt bronze
Overall: 5 3/8 × 4 1/8 in. (13.7 × 10.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Julia A. Berwind, 1953
Accession Number:
Not on view
During the Renaissance, Venetian glassmakers, working on the island of Murano, were celebrated across Europe for their fine and sparkling work. Called “cristallo” emulating the clarity of rock crystal, in the hands of the most skilled glassblowers the medium could be delightfully manipulated, variously stretched paper-thin flat, or playfully twisted, or blown into molds with spectacular patterns.
Inscription: Sticker on rim: 6; sticker on underside of bowl: 6805
Julia A. Berwind (until 1953; to MMA)
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