Vessel with Two Handles - Technique and Influences
Vessel with Two Handles and Cover
Venice; 2nd half 16th c.
It is a perfect harmony of form and decoration. The use of a relief-profiled mould made possible greater flexibility of form which, in the 16th c., began to ever more strongly influence both articles themselves and elements of the decoration.
In this Renaissance product these developments are still restrained and the basic shape simple, but in the following decades Manneristic fancy came into play.The Murano Glass Museum has a number of other contemporary pieces which show the same characteristics as this vessel.