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Overall H: 17.1 cm, W: 7.3 cm, L: 15.3 cm
Not on Display
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Gift of Fritz and Jost Kummer and Irene Haberli-Kummer in memory of Sibyll Kummer-Rothenhausler
Web Description: 
The gilded coat of arms on this object shows the fleur-de-lis, the heraldic device of the Bourbon kings of France. It also portrays a dolphin, a common sign for the dauphin, the eldest son of a French king. In the late 16th century, blue flasks were common in France, but they are also known from other European regions. Some of them may have been produced in Venice.
Kummer-Rothenhausler, Sibyll, Former Collection
Haberli-Kummer, Irene, Source
Kummer, Fritz, Source
Kummer, Jost, Source
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Opaque light blue and gold glass; enamel decoration. Shield flanked by two angels on one side and shield flanked by two animals on other flattened squat ovoid shape with cylindrical neck.
Enameling glass during the Renaissance: In the footsteps of glass artists between Venice and France
Musee national de la Renaissance 2021-10-12 through 2022-02-14
A production as precious as the transparent glasses that made the reputation of Venice and the island of Murano, the enamelled and gilded glasses of the Renaissance were particularly prized from the end of the 15th century. So much so that, at the beginning of the 16th century, glass workshops all over Europe set about developing their own production, particularly in France. Combining the contributions of the history of art, archeology and scientific analyses, the exhibition will thus attempt to clarify the attributions (Venice? Way of Venice?) and the dating (between the 15th and 19th centuries) of these works that we thought we knew so well.
Émailler le verre à la Renaissance : sur les traces des artistes verriers entre Venise et France (2021) illustrated, p. 227, cat. 102;
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 178, #9; BIB# 79761
Recent Important Acquisitions, 40 (1998) illustrated, p. 145, #9; BIB# AI40492
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1997 (1998) illustrated, p. 19, left; BIB# AI95178