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Standing Bowl

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1885M1138
Collection:Applied Art - Glass
Date:1480 c - 1510 c


This Italian standing bowl was made using the method of free blowing. Air was blown down a metal tube, that had a blob of glass at its end, to create a bubble. The ribbed decoration was applied to the bowl before blowing was complete, it therefore expanded with the bowl. It is decorated with a fish-scale pattern and spots of blue enamel, and with an edging of opaque grey-white enamel. The folded trumpet foot would have been blown separately.

Purchased, South Kensington Museum, 1872.

Further Information

Production Period:15th Century
Medium:Mould blown soda glass with a cristallo bowl and a gilt aubergine foot.
Material(s):Soda Glass
Place of Origin:Venice, Italy


Height:6.375 inch
Diameter:10.125 inch