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Pair of jugs
Room 17



Glass

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Pair of jugs

Catalonia
First half of the 18th century
Glass blown with applied 'latticino' threads
13.5 x 11.3 x Ø6.9 cm; 14.1 x 11.5 x Ø6.7 cm
Provenance unknown
MEV 1636, 1637

Jugs with a squat spherical body decorated with spiralling 'latticino' threads, with a cylindrical extension, widening to form the rim and with two large handles with pinched crests. The stands are trumpet-shaped with strengthened bases. These examples are testimony to the continuity during the 18th century of certain formative and decorative elements of Catalan glassware in the Venetian style of the previous two centuries. At that time, despite the popularisation of the shapes and the characteristic abandonment of Renaissance sophistication of the glassware influenced by Murano, the Catalan kilns kept certain aspects of that tradition active, superimposing them on objects of a marked autochthonous taste.


Room 17
Floor 1
9-10-11 Gothic Art
12-13-14 Renaissance
15-16 Textiles and Clothing
17 Glass