Tazza with Medici Arms

Object Name: 
Tazza with Medici Arms

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Object Name: 
Tazza with Medici Arms
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
57.3.44
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4 cm; Rim Diam: 25.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1513-1534
Web Description: 
The coat of arms of the Medici family is combined with crossed keys and a papal tiara. This combination indicates that the arms belonged to a Medici pope, either Leo X (1513-1521) or Clement VII (1523-1534).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Source
1957
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Tazza. Colorless; very bubbly. Blown, mold-blown; enameled, gilded. Shallow bowl with flaring, outfolded rim. Second gather applied to center, mold-blown (12 ribs swirling to left), and gilded; gilded band on exterior below rim, consisting of scales, is decorated with enameled dots in blue and red white, accompanied on both sides by white dots; on inside at center, coat of arms of Medici family of Florence crowned by papal tiara with crossed keys, rendered in yellow, red, blue, and white enamel paints.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
A Fortune in Fantasy: A Treasury of Rare Decorative Arts
Venue(s)
Taft Museum 1985-11-21 through 1986-01-19
 
Three Great Centuries of Venetian Glass
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
A Fortune in Fantasy: A Treasury of Rare Decorative Arts (1985) illustrated, no. 23; BIB# 36281
Mille Anni di Arte del Vetro a Venezia (1982) p. 106;
The Connoisseur in America (1957-12) pp. 205-206;