Antique Venetian glass Loving Cup
Antique Venetian Glass Loving Cup Late 15th centuryAntique Venetian Glass Loving Cup Late 15th centuryAntique Venetian Glass Loving Cup Late 15th century

Antique Venetian Glass Loving Cup Late 15th century

£18,000.00

Detailed Description

An important Venetian Loving Cup; late 15th/ early 16th century; slightly greyish cristallo glass decorated with gilt and various coloured enamels; examples of the ‘flame’ decoration ( often referred to as San Bernardino rays) can be found on glass beakers and ewers, and majolica, of this period; the cup measures 8.2 cm in height and 14.3 cm in diameter across the top of the bowl.

Provenance: The Fitzhenry collection, Paris; more recently in the Van Beek collection. Amsterdam.

Published in Lameris and Lameris, 1991, 11, p.24.

Exhibited: Venetian and Facon de Venise glass 1500 – 1700, Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam.