Drinking Flask (Cantir)

Object Name: 
Drinking Flask (Cantir)

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Object Name: 
Drinking Flask (Cantir)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 40.3 cm, Diam (max): 19 cm
On Display
about 1650-1750
Web Description: 
A càntir has two spouts: a short one for filling and pouring, and a longer one through which the beverage is poured into the drinker’s mouth.
de Koenigsberg, Nicolas, Source
Primary Description: 
Clear glass with small bubbles and impurities; free-blown and dip-molded, applied and tooled. Hollow conical foot with pushed-up base and rough pontil mark, ends in an angular knop, bowl tapers downwards and has a sloping cover-like top, composite handle-finial consists of oval ring attached to the bowl by a clamp and has incorporated white latticinio spirals, a stem surrounded by four triangular loops, and a bird-shaped top; the bowl has flat ribs swirling from right to left; applied decoration: three crimped pointed pieces at knop above foot, transparent blue and opaque white crimped crest-like threads form irregular spirals, semi-circles and rings on the bowl, a slender pointed and a short broad spout on the shoulder of the bowl, both having a blue pointed crimped piece at their bottom, the latter having a blue thick crimped rim, blue crimped crests on the ring-handle, blue and white crimped pieces with an impressed pattern on the bottom of the triangular loops; bird has a white crest and tail and blue wings.
The Fragile Art: Extraordinary Objects from The Corning Museum of Glass
Park Avenue Armory 2009-01-23 through 2009-02-01
The 55th Annual Winter Antiques Show
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 138, no. 12; BIB# 79761
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 4; BIB# AI62525
History of Glass Crafts (1990-07) p. 52;
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, p. 49, #42; BIB# 21161