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On display at V&A South Kensington
Glass, Room 131

Vase

ca. 1868 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Venice and Murano Glass and Mosaic Company (Salviati & C.) specialised in the production of handmade glass in the 'traditional Venetian style'. In fact, they adopted certain aspects of historic Venetian glass design and combined them to create elaborate and fanciful shapes which had little in common with the originals that had inspired them. These products were particularly popular in Britain, where the public adored anything Venetian.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Yellow glass, speckled with red and aventurine, cased in colourless glass
Brief Description
Vase, Italy (Venice), made by Salviati, 1866-68
Dimensions
  • Height: 20.5cm
Styles
Production
Salviati started his own blowing furnace in 1866.
Summary
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Venice and Murano Glass and Mosaic Company (Salviati & C.) specialised in the production of handmade glass in the 'traditional Venetian style'. In fact, they adopted certain aspects of historic Venetian glass design and combined them to create elaborate and fanciful shapes which had little in common with the originals that had inspired them. These products were particularly popular in Britain, where the public adored anything Venetian.
Bibliographic Reference
Colour catalogue of Salviati dr. Antonio, in Salviati il suo vetro e i suoi uomini 1859-1987, bevat vergelijkbare vazen, nrs. 143; 147
Other Number
0627 - Glass gallery number
Collection
Accession Number
905-1868

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record createdDecember 13, 1997
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