Engraved Rock Crystal Tazza with Enameled Gold Mounts

Object Name: 
Engraved Rock Crystal Tazza with Enameled Gold Mounts

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Object Name: 
Engraved Rock Crystal Tazza with Enameled Gold Mounts
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2018.7.1
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 11.8 cm, Diam (max): 11.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1560
Credit Line: 
Purchased in part with funds from the Estate of Richard Andrasi and Dwight and Lorri Lanmon
Primary Description: 
Engraved Rock Crystal Tazza with Enameled Gold Mounts. Colorless rock crystal, red, white, blue, and black enamel, gold; carved, engraved, enameled. Tazza with circular bowl sitting on a baluster stem carved with eight flutes and set on a round foot with gilt and enameled edge. The bowl is decorated with three symmetrical foliate scrolls above a series of radiating gadroons. A gold collar, enameled in red, white, blue, and black, joins the top of the stem to the base of the bowl.
Department: 
Provenance: 
de Rothschild, Baron James (1792-1868), Former Collection
J. Kugel Antiquaires, Source
2018-12-10
Inscription: 
P. 43 / E. de R. / 387
label
Affixed on base rectangular label with both printed and hand-written text
Renaissance Venice: Life and Luxury at the Crossroads
Venue(s)
Gardiner Museum 2021-10-14 through 2022-01-09
Renaissance Venice was a multicultural metropolis where migration and mobility shaped the daily lives of its inhabitants. Its position at the crossroads of trade routes linking Europe to the Islamic World brought a continuous flow of commodities like pigments, spices, and luxury objects. In the homes of Venetians, these imported goods complemented locally-made products like maiolica, or tin-glazed earthenware. Renaissance Venice: Life and Luxury at the Crossroads recreates a sensory world of objects, foregrounding visual conversations across cultures as well as artisan trades as they took shape through the manipulation of materials, form, colour, and ornament. Featuring works ranging from Chinese porcelain and Islamic metalware to Venetian textiles and glass, this exhibition explores how objects connected cultures and geographies during the Renaissance. It questions the role of objects and images in stimulating significant forms of encounter, and more specifically, the role of ceramics in encapsulating cultural exchanges and intersections. This dynamic web of relationships forms the backdrop for the story of Venice’s maiolica industry as it developed throughout the 1500s. Key to its success was the influx of migrant artisans from other parts of the Italian peninsula, privileged access to materials, and vibrant market demand. At the forefront are the lived experiences of people across the social spectrum, from the makers of objects to the wealthy elites. Visitors are invited to step into the workshop of the potter-entrepreneur and engage in a counter-narrative that seeks to recover the experiences of Renaissance women from different walks of life. A global city in constant movement, Renaissance Venice parallels our own lives in many ways. Works by contemporary artists Lindsay Montgomery, Dorie Millerson, and Nadia Myre expand upon the connections between the present and the legacies of the past. Each brings a feminist critique that focuses, respectively, on story-telling traditions, domestic labour and exploitation, and Venice’s symbolic connection to the Americas and Indigenous Peoples through printed publications. Renaissance Venice: Life and Luxury at the Crossroads features over 110 objects including ceramic, glass, metalware, printed books, lace, velvets, carpets, painting, and prints. Participating lenders include the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Corning Museum of Glass, The Royal Ontario Museum, the Aga Khan Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Bata Shoe Museum. The exhibition is accompanied by catalogue published by Hirmer Art Publishers.
New Pieces | New Voices: Selections from the Junior Curators Program
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
New Pieces | New Voices presents selections from The Corning Museum of Glass on view for the first time through the eyes of middle and high school students, members of the Museum’s Junior Curator program. Their fresh perspectives reveal that not everything is what it seems.
 
Maiolica in Renaissance Venice: Ceramics and Luxury at the Crossroads (2021) illustrated, p. 151;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2018 (2019) illustrated, p. 60; BIB# 718683