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Basic Information

Accession Number:1885M1151
Collection:Applied Art - Glass
Date:1590 - 1610


This flask was free blown, air was blown down a metal tube that had a blob of glass at its end to create a bubble. This bubble of glass would then have been then manipulated using a variety of tools to create the ovoid shape. It would then have been applied with the ring foot and decorated with bands of blue and opaque white glass.

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

Further Information

Production Period:16th Century
Medium:Soda glass.
Material(s):Soda glass
Place of Origin:Venice (possibly), Holland or Italy


Height:14 cm
Diameter:8.4 cm