German, French or Austrian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 520

The designer of this ewer has borrowed an elegant Islamic form from fourteenth-century works of glass and metalwork produced in Egypt and Syria. The patterning is Italian, an elegant filigree technique known as latticino, achieved by blowing the vessel with clear and white glass canes. The ewer was, however, likely made in Northern Europe or France in imitation of Italian glass, a pervasive type called façon de Venise, or “in Venetian style.”

Ewer, Glass: latticino, German, French or Austrian

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