Galleon glass production of this kind are known as made by Arminia Vivarini, the daughter of the painter Alvise Vivarini. One of the most important Murano families. These were called Navicella and became one of the most looked after renaissance court table setting.
Nef Ewer similar are visible at the British Museum and Milwaukee Art Museum, the one the is very close is at the Suntory Museum of art, Osaka.
This belongs to the Pauly CVM collection and I am assigning a 20th century production.
The author can be Seguso who used to make pieces for Pauly or Barbini. Probably a piece from the 1930s because of the special blue that can not be found on post WW2 products.
A tradition started five centuries ago and now probably ending. I don’t think there is anyone now capable to make such a virtuoso piece.
Color of the body is fume and a sort of bluino, so the author was carefully using color of the time.
It could also be an older piece.
The vessel carries two faces medallion and a cornucopia at the top. Which shows also in the original versions. The combination of the amber color of fume and the bluino turns into a green color when the two colors overlap. An incredible and details glass work, with little dots of blue to highlights details, see the cordage made as a lace. The tip of the lantern at the stern.
Pauly & Co. (Artist)
Seguso Vetri d’Arte (Author)
Vivarini Murano (Designer)
Height: 17.72 in. (45 cm)
Width: 15.36 in. (39 cm)
Depth: 6.3 in. (16 cm)
Renaissance (In the Style Of)
Materials and Techniques
Place of Origin
Date of Manufacture
No sign of use.