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Basic Information

Accession Number:1885M1159
Collection:Applied Art - Glass
Date:1590 - 1610


This vase was created by free blowing, 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 bell shape. The patterned effect is known as latticinio.

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

Further Information

Production Period:17th Century
Medium:Soda glass with latticinio decoration.
Material(s):Soda glass
Place of Origin:Holland


Height:21 cm
Diameter:13.4 cm