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  • Place of origin:

    Spain (north, possibly, made)
    France (south, possibly, made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mould-blown glass, with applied blue decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by George Salting, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 9, shelf 1

The glassmakers of the Venetian island of Murano excelled in making thinly blown and elegantly shaped objects in the finest colourless glass. During the 16th and 17th centuries, some Venetian glassmakers left Murano to set up workshops in other European centres. This jug is an example of their work, probably made either in France or in northern Spain. The body of this ewer was blown into a hinged mould, which gives the glass both its shape and decoration. The shape of the mouth is accentuated with applied blue glass threads.

Physical description

George Salting Bequest

Place of Origin

Spain (north, possibly, made)
France (south, possibly, made)


16th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Mould-blown glass, with applied blue decoration


Height: 28.0 cm, Width: 9.5 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Ewer, mould-blown glass, probably northern Spain or southern France, 1500-1600

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

R.Ps 1910/3052½ M

Labels and date

The body of the ewer is decorated with of lion masks and fleur-de-lys. []


ELISE; Glass; Drinking; Containers


Ceramics Collection

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