Glass with "Winged" Stem - Technique and Influences
Glass with "Winged" Stem
Venice; 16th/17th c.
The whole impression is one of slender airiness and is a good example of the Mannerist style in which the decoration of the extended stem gives it an ethereal quality. This kind of stem was particularly popular in the Netherlands made by Venetian glassmakers who had emigrated, and later by their pupils.
In the 16th and the 1st half of the 17th c. the making of such glass products was called - a façon de Venise. The Murano Glass Museum contains several examples of such Murano glass almost identical in form and dating.