Stemmed Glass - Technique to produce
Venice; 16th c.;
The glass itself is wide, curved outward at the rim and on it the thin decorative threads of milky glass are repeated. At the base of the bowl is a band of "serrated" turquoise glass. The whole impression is exceptionally harmonious and balanced.
The use of threads of milky glass applied on cristallo was often found in the 2nd half of the 16th and especially in the 17th and 18th c. and is known as vetro a filigrana which from the 19th c. came to be known as latticino (Ital. latte = milk).
Later glass filaments of red, pink and blue glass were also used. The Murano Glass Museum has another almost identical glass which dates from the same time.