4-Handled Vase

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Object Name: 
4-Handled Vase
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 17.2 cm; Rim Diam: 8.1 cm
Not on Display
probably 1550-1650
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Web Description: 
With its complex decoration, this vase is typical for Spanish glassmaking. An even more complex vase of this type, with four additional bulbous spouts between the handles, was formerly in the Cabot Collection, Barcelona. Other examples are in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Museu del Cau Ferrat, Sitges (Barcelona). (see 51.3.279)
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Transparent green non-lead glass; blown, trailed, molded. Conical neck, with trailed threading; four elaborate hollow handles with trailed crimped bands attached to the neck and to the body; bulbous body with trailed threading, ending at the bottom in a circuit of three-rib guilloches; four molded ribbed shells applied to the shoulders; pincered foot rim; rough pontil mark.
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 141, no. 16; BIB# 79761
The History of Glass (1989 edition) (1989) illustrated, p. 880; BIB# 150278
The History of Glass (1984 edition) (1984) illustrated, p. 880; BIB# 22683
Glass Through the Ages (Revised) (1959) pl. 22g; BIB# 65361