Copy of the Slade Marriage Tazza

Object Name: 
Copy of the Slade Marriage Tazza

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Object Name: 
Copy of the Slade Marriage Tazza
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 21.9 cm, Diam (max): 11.9 cm
On Display
about 1870-1900
Web Description: 
The goblet is listed and illustrated in a company sales catalog dated to about 1900 as "Pokal, Nr. 113, Seriennr. 5109, Orig. 812". The goblet is a copy of a mid-15th century standing cup from Venice, now in The British Museum (S363). Parallels to this goblet are in the Glasmuseum Kamenický Senov, The Czech Republic, and in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore (no. 47.342). A different copy, purchased by the Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg in 1990 (acc. No. a.S. 5108/90), is attributed to Alsace-Lorraine, Meisenthal, Burgun Schwerer, Désiré Christian Fils, and dated 1895. It is omitted from the Venetian glass catalog of the Veste Coburg, published in 1994. This goblet has a ribbed foot, which is decorated with small enameled flowers.
Auktionhaus Karrenbauer, Source
135 / 16803
underside of foot
top of foot
Primary Description: 
Translucent dark blue non-lead glass; blown, tooled, polished, gilded, enameled. Goblet of dark blue glass consisting of a cylindrical bowl, an applied and tooled ruffle near its lower edge, and an applied, flared foot. The rim of the bowl and foot are cracked off and polished. The wall of the bowl is decorated with wide bands of gilding and multi-colored enamel and painted gilding; the image shows the mythological procession "Triumph of Venus", with Venus seated in a fish-shaped car, preceded by Hymen holding a torch, followed by a Centaur bearing a youthful figure and grasping the hand of a cavalier, followed by armed cap-á-pié in 15th century garb; on the opposite side is another triumphal car, in which are seated three female figures under a canopy (the bride and brides maids?). Groups of standing women and putti riding on birds separate the scenes. Vertical gilded lines extend down the stem and bifurcate at the flaring of the foot; these imitate the vertical ribs of the Renaissance original. The gilded and enameled decoration is kiln-fired.
Title Unknown (Arthur A. Houghton Library)
Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Library
The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking (2016) illustrated, Fig. 74; BIB# 149619
Recent Important Acquisitions, 39 (1997) illustrated, pp. 176-177, #38; BIB# AI5243