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Flower Vase

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1885M1150
Collection:Applied Art - Glass
Date:1600 c - 1625 c


This Italian flower vase was created using the method of mould blowing; where a bubble of molten glass is blown into a mould, which determines both the shape, and in some cases, the surface decoration. The blue glass handles were applied after the vase was removed from the mould.

Purchased from the VandA, with monies from the Industrial Art Museum Fund, 1872.

Further Information

Production Period:17th Century
Medium:Soda glass.
Material(s):Soda glass
Place of Origin:Venice, Italy


Height:21.6 cm
Width:9.8 cm
Diameter:8.4 cm