Rachel Davis Fine Arts
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Discovery Online Auction- Sale 257

Sat, Mar 2, 2024 09:30AM EST
Lot 258

Unusual hand blown glass bottle

Estimate: $60 - $120

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of light purple glass with bulbous body and elongated neck, with green white and yellow enamel decoration, 8 applied vertical ribs.  10"h    


The glass pattern of this decanter originates in about 16th C. Venice. Around this time, when Venetian glassmakers, under penalty of death (as the highly protected trade secrets were not to leave Venice), migrated to Germany, then throughout the rest of Europe to practice their trade, this glass pattern found favor in Holland (i.e. The Netherlands). All of that said, this decanter was likely produced in the Netherlands in the late 1800’s, or later. The “8.” marked on the bottom is matched with a stopper (apparently missing), also marked 8, so that these can be reunited after the enamel decoration is low-temperature fired, as both pieces are handmade, the stopper having been fashioned to fit the decanter. What is unique about this decanter is, not only the color of the glass, but that the decanter has no handles. This type of decanter is typically fitted with a handle attached to either side of the neck just below the knurled band and to and towards the top of the bulbous body.


Some loss to the applied ribs.  

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