Rare Salviati & C. Murano Filigrana Glass Plate 1859-72

£140.00 $171.78 Product Code: 2021061315

Technical Description 

Spiral ‘mezza filigrana’ glass plate from the Venetian glass manufacturer Salviati & C. Produced under the ownership of Dr Antonio Salviati. Decorated with spiraling bands of opaque white enamel glass, some being cased in a translucent aqua blue, followed by bands of copper aventurine. Finished with a shallow recess. Rough pontil and slag seed material consistent with its age.

Date & Origin

Island of Murano, Italy, c1859-72.

Condition 

Excellent, no chips cracks or restoration.

Dimensions 

Height: 1.7cm Diameter: 17.5cm. 

Comments

An exquisite example, similar plates can be found in the Glass Museum in Murano, Venice. View those examples here: https://bit.ly/3x7t9h0

Traditionally, this technique is known as “latticino,” named for the combination of milk (lattimo) glass threads fused in crystal (cristallo). This specific technique is more modernly termed “mezza filigrana” (half filigree).

 

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