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Antique Venetian Glass Loving Cup Late 15th century (1500 to 1600 Italy)

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The Fitzhenry collection, Paris; more recently in the Van Beek collection. Amsterdam.


Published in Lameris and Lameris, 1991, 11, p.24.

Exhibition History

Venetian and Facon de Venise glass 1500 – 1700, Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam.

Description / Expertise

An important Venetian Loving Cup; late 15th/ early 16th century; slightly greyish cristallo glass decorated with gilt and various coloured enamels; examples of the ‘flame’ decoration ( often referred to as San Bernardino rays) can be found on glass beakers and ewers, and majolica, of this period; the cup measures 8.2 cm in height and 14.3 cm in diameter across the top of the bowl.