Object Place: Europe, Italy
16.2 cm (6 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Alyce Morrissey Gallery (Kunstkammer) (Gallery 143)
Etched on bowl and base, with blue handles; very thin.
Making clear glass was a challenge, but Venice’s glassmakers were famous for their skill. Heating and then manipulating molten ingredients including soda, ash, and lime, they were able to create exquisitely light and clear glass that enhanced the visual experience of drinking.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales