Lot 42

A façon de Venise glass flacon and cover and matching tazza 17th/18th century, the flacon of pear-shape and applied with clear glass scroll handles, the tazza moulded with radiating ribs and raised on a low folded foot, all enclosing vetro a retorti decoration in latticino caning, a small chip to one handle, 15cm max. (3) Provenance: Lionel de Rothschild (1882-1942), Edmund de Rothschild (1916-2009) at Exbury House, Hampshire. Cf. Hugh Tait, The Golden Age of Venetian Glass, p.83, no.127 for a flacon of the same shape.