Plate

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Object Name: 
Plate
Accession Number: 
83.3.51
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.4 cm, Diam (max): 23.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1558
Credit Line: 
Purchased with funds from the Museum Endowment Fund
Web Description: 
Diamond-point engraving was a prominent feature of Venetian glassworking. It was widely adopted in Renaissance Europe. This plate is decorated with the arms of two aristocratic families: the Orsini and the Medici. This combination strongly suggests that the plate was made for the marriage of Paolo Orsini, duke of Bracciano, and Isabella de' Medici, which took place in 1558.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sheppard and Cooper, Ltd., Source
1983-06-20
Color: 
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Plate. Colorless. Blown; applied, diamond-point engraved. Round, shallow, with infolded rim and applied foot-ring. On underside, diamond-point engraved with coats of arms in center (inside foot-ring); around edge, wide frieze depicting mermen holding cornucopias, and griffins, framed by two bands of stylized decoration.
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.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
 
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass
Venue(s)
Yokohama Museum of Art 1992-10-12 through 1992-12-13
Masterpieces of Glass from The Corning Museum of Glass
Venue(s)
National Gallery of Art 1990-12-02 through 1991-04-14
 
The Art of Glass: Masterpieces from The Corning Museum of Glass
Venue(s)
IBM Gallery 1989-12-12 through 1990-02-02
National Gallery of Art 1990-12-09 through 1991-04-14
Decorative and utilitarian works from the Corning Museum of Glass, surveying 35 centuries of glass-making technology and stylistic developments from ancient Egyptian, Roman, Islamic, and Asian cultures to contemporary American and European examples. The works were selected by Corning Museum staff members Dwight P. Lanmon, director and curator of European glass; David B. Whitehouse, curator of ancient and Islamic glass; Jane Shadel Spillman, curator of American glass; and Susanne K. Frantz, curator of 20th-century glass.
The Collection Engels-De Lange (2015) illustrated, p. 65, fig. 2;
The Yearning for Venetian Glass: Beauty that Traversed Oceans and Time (2011) illustrated, p. 9, fig. 2;
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, preface, fig. 4; BIB# 79761
The Bulfinch illustrated encyclopedia of antiques (1994) illustrated, p. 93, no. 1; BIB# 26855
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 43, #33; BIB# 35679
Garasu no Hanashi (1988) p. 60; BIB# 45725
Recent Important Acquisitions, 26 (1984) illustrated, p. 138, #7; BIB# AI13534
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1983 (1984) illustrated, pp. 6, 16; BIB# AI97139