Spiral ‘mezza filigrana’ drinking glass, commonly referred to as a ‘tazza’ (cup) in Italian or ‘roemer’ after the German form. Produced by the Venetian glass manufacturer Salviati & C. produced under the ownership of Dr Antonio Salviati. Decorated with spiralling threads of opaque white followed by a copper aventurine band. The cup bowl and tall, hollow, trumpet foot are both finished with a red rim. Rough pontil and slag seed material consistent with its age.
Date & Origin
Island of Murano, Italy, c1859-90.
Excellent, no chips, cracks or restoration.
Height: 12.2cm Rim Diameter: 6.2cm Foor Diameter: 6.8cm.
Finely executed, this pattern can be found adorning Salviati C. glassware, as attributed by the Murano Glass Museum, Venice. View those examples here: https://bit.ly/3y5DhqB & here: https://bit.ly/361umut
Traditionally, this technique is known as “latticino,” named for the combination of milk (lattimo) glass threads fused in crystal (cristallo). More modernly termed “mezza filigrana” (half filigree).
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