- Museum number
Pilgrim bottle; glass; folded bell-shaped pad-base; four suspension loops at sides; design with coat of arms in yellow and black on front and back: shield with elaborate scrolls and two helmets above; border and bands on neck of gilt imbrication and red and blue dots.
- Production date
Height: 28.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The arms have been identified by Berthold Freiherr von Haller in a letter of 13 December 2003 to Giulia Bartrum (copy on object file for this glass) on the basis of an illustration of 1592 in the archive of Frhr Haller von Hallerstein, Nuremberg-Grossgründlach which contains papers of the Pfinzing family.
Compare form with pair of flasks in Museo Civico Medievale in Bologna with arms of Bentivoglio impaling Sforza, for the marriage in 1464 of Gienevra Sforza to Giovanni Bentivoglio, though the form of these is clearly earlier and they have their stoppers.There is also a fragmentary nonarmorial glass in the Poldi Pezzoli and another of more elongated form in Toledo, closer in form to Bentivoglio flasks. DFT
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
The Golden Age of Venetian Glass, British Museum, 1979, cat. 37
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BL.2901 (Bernal Collection)
Miscellaneous number: OA.5109