Bowl - inv. 1223

Titolo: 
Bowl
Numero di Inventario: 
1223
Tipologia: 
glass
Collezione: 

Glass

Autore, ambito, luogo di produzione: 
Venice, late 15th – early 16th century
Ambito e luogo di produzione: 
Murano
Veneto
Italy
Pubblicazione: 
Si
Periodo: 
1450
1500
Libri correlati: 
Materia e Tecnica: 
blue glass
Data di Ingresso: 
1879
Acquisizione: 
Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli
Tipo di acquisizione: 
bequest
Tipo di collocazione: 
on display
Collocazione: 
Antique Murano Glass Room
10
Codice audioguida: 
144

This bowl has a simple semicircular form, slightly flared, with a circular base. The surface is painted with enamel. On the outside it is decorated with scales and white, red, green and gold dots; on the inside with the half-length figure of St. Francis of Assisi, who holds a crucifix in his left hand and a closed book in his right. Enamel decorations on coloured glass became common in the middle years of the fifteenth century. Coloured pigments were applied directly to the glass object and fixed with a second firing. Scales, and above all dots, were widely used as decoration because they called for no great technical skill and did not conceal the transparency of the glass. The subject of this bowl, sacred rather than profane, is rare and suggests it may have been a votive or liturgical object.

Masterpiece: 
false
Url Audio: 
http://www.museopoldipezzoli.it/audioguide/en_Coppettaen_vetroen_azzurroen_Murano_fine_XV_XVI secolo.mp3