Wineglass (vetro a retortoli)

Object Name: 
Wineglass (vetro a retortoli)

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Object Name: 
Wineglass (vetro a retortoli)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 13.8 cm; Rim Diam (max): 15.5 cm; Foot Diam (max): 7.8 cm
On Display
about 1550-1610
Primary Description: 
Wineglass (vetro a retortoli). Colorless glass, grayish, white canes; blown, applied. Shallow bowl joined by wide merese of colorless glass to blown stem composed of annular knop between disks, atop inverted baluster; this is joined, by colorless capstan shaped element worked on its lower end, to slightly irregular shallow, blown pedestal foot with pontil mark. Bowl, stem, and foot are all decorated, probably from same parison, with series of three colorless bands alternating with single twisted cable of six strands of opaque white glass. All three sections show 12 repetitions of filigrana decoration. Filigree canes of bowl and foot end in straight shear mark.
Brigham, Mrs. Harry Hillyer, Source
Mannheim Collection, Former Collection
Brigham, Harry Hillyer, Former Collection
Renaissance Venice: Life and Luxury at the Crossroads
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.
2300 Degrees: The Glass Experience
Museum of Science and Industry 2008-03-13 through 2008-09-01
Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows
Corning Museum of Glass 1978-04-26 through 1978-10-21
Maiolica in Renaissance Venice: Ceramics and Luxury at the Crossroads (2021) illustrated, p. 156;
The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian-Style Glassworking (2019) illustrated, Introduction fig. 14; BIB# 716365
The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking (2016) illustrated, Fig. 55a; BIB# 149619
Baroque Influences on the Form and Decoration of Glass (2014) illustrated, p. 19; BIB# 142141
Historia del Vidrio: desarrollo formal, technologico y cientifico (2012) illustrated, p. 91, fig. 74; BIB# 139172
El vidrio en la pintura del Museo Nacional del Prado (2012) illustrated, pp. 77, 172 (fig. 62); BIB# 127571
Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century (2001) illustrated, p. 62, no. 32; BIB# 68390
Glassmaking in Renaissance Venice: The Fragile Craft (1999) pp. 89-90, fig. 4.8; BIB# 60411
Glass and Ophthalmic Glass (1998) illustrated, p. 48 (center);
Le verre et l'optique oculaire (1997) illustrated, pp. 6, 48 (center); BIB# 101632
A Chorus of Colors: Chinese Glass from Three American Collections (1995) illustrated, pp. 23-24, fig. 5; BIB# 36317
Hikari no shouchu: sekai no garasu = The glass (1992) p. 20, no. 29; BIB# 58995
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 45, no. 32; BIB# 35679
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 98-99, pl. 41; BIB# 33819
Glass and Ophthalmic Optics (1988) illustrated, p. 6; BIB# 65467
Book of Glass (1986) p. 52;
Wine Tastes Its Best . . . (1985-11-17) p. 1, section D;
Glass and Ophthalmic Optics (1985) illustrated, p. 4; BIB# 36218
Il Vetro Veneziano (1982) illustrated, p. 98, fig. 86; BIB# 30775
Story of Glass Coloring Book (1981) illustrated, p. 28, lower right; BIB# 67749
Glas (1958) illustrated, pp. 51-52, fig. 47; BIB# 25567
Ancienne Collection Charles Mannheim: Objets d'Art (1910) no. 149; BIB# 52002