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Glass

The Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb

The Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb

A conical glass with faceted double walls. The surface is decorated with a scene of deer hunting. Below is a frieze of acanthus leaves, while above run three parallel lines done in gold leaf. At the double bottom of the glass a medallion of a deer on a red ground is inserted. Glasses with double sides and inserted engraved gold leaf, Zwischengoldgläser, were particularly popular during Rococo. The technique implies perfection in the making of the two glasses, one of which had to fit perfectly into the other. At the beginning, little faceted glasses were made, but afterwards goblets with lids, flacons, phials, a form of cup suitable for the making of double sides always being chosen. In the second quarter of the 18th century, the engraving of gold leaf brought this technique to a new flowering. Precise depiction of detail is aspired to in the actual drawing.

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  • Title: Glass
  • Date: second quarter of the 18th century
  • Date Created: second quarter of the 18th century
  • Location Created: Czech Republic
  • Physical Dimensions: 6.4 cm x 6 cm
  • Type: glass
  • Contributor: Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb
  • Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)
  • External Link: http://athena.muo.hr/?object=list&find=000658
  • Medium: glass, gold leaf

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