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Overall: 29.5 cm; Foot Diam: 11 cm
On Display
probably 1870-1890
Primary Description: 
Transparent glass with amber tinge and many minute bubbles; free-blown with applied decoration and gold glass medallions. High pedestal foot with thickened rim, ball knob with vertical ribs; large almost spherical body flattened at four sides and leading into short cylindrical neck with bulge and wide flaring rim; four thin solid ear-shaped handles bulge at neck and shoulder of body extending in rigaree bands towards the central body; four medallions of light blue glass have been applied to the four sides of the body, the medallions being decorated in engraved gold leaf; they show portrait busts of saints, one female; the names of the four saints are: "PAULUS, CALISTUS GENESIUSO AGNES", the last one having a little leaf spray; two of the medallions are framed by double lines, and two have an octagon enclosed in a double line.
McKearin Antiques, Source
J. Paul Getty Museum 2007-10-18 through 2008-01-14
Corning Museum of Glass 2008-02-15 through 2008-05-27
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, pp. 96-97, #1045; BIB# 58895
Il Vetro Veneziano (1982) illustrated, p. 209, fig. 209; BIB# 30775
Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient Glass in Corning (1977) illustrated, pp. 40-62, p. 44, fig. 9 ill.; BIB# AI90923