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Small Bowl

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1885M1169
Collection:Applied Art - Glass
Date:1590 - 1600


This bowl was mould blown, where a bubble of molten glass is blown into a mould. The edge of the bowl has been gilded, and the base is decorated with ridges known as gadroons.

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

Further Information

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


Height:5 cm
Diameter:14 cm