- Museum number
Object: Aldrevandin Beaker
Object: Aldrevandini Glass
Glass beaker; enamelled with three shields; between them, highly coloured flowers in red, green, yellow, blue and white; inscribed with maker's name around the top.
- Production date
- 1330 (circa)
Height: 125 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- As pointed out by Krueger 2002, the beaker first came to public attention when it was exhibited in Munich in 1876 (Kunst- und Kunstindustrie-Ausstellung alter und neuer deutscher Meister sowie der deutschen Kunstschulen im Glaspalaste zu Munchen, v. 2, no. 1743) when in the possession of the artist and collector Lorenz Gedon (1844-1883) [see Brigitte Gedon, 'Lorenz Gedon: Die Kunst des Schonen', Munich, Nymphenburger, 1994].The arms are described in the Munich catalogue. Less than three weeks after the exhibition closed, the beaker was purchased for the BM through A.W. Franks.
Formerly attributed to a Syro-Frankish workshop from the early 20th century until about 1970, when Luigi Zecchin began to publish archival evidence from Venice of late 13th and early 14th century artisans painting glass beakers in great numbers.
A whole series of related fragments are published and illustrated by Krueger, 2002.
For fragments of a similar glass beaker see Wolfgang Pfeiffer 'Acrische Glaser' pp67-69 Journal of Glass Studies Vol. 12 1970.
- On display (G40/dc7/no1)
- Exhibition history
2006 2 Oct-2007 18 Feb, France, Paris, Institut de Monde Arabe, Moments of Vision - Venice and the Islamic World
2002 20 Feb-15 May, Greece, Athens, Benaki Museum, Glass of the Sultans
2001 17 Sep-2002 14 Jan, USA, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Glass of the Sultans
2001 24 May-2 Oct, USA, Corning, Corning Museum of Glass, Glass of the Sultans
1988 25 Aug-28 Nov, Switzerland, Basel, Historisches Museum, Mittelalterliches Glas
1988 20 Apr-24 Jul, Germany, Bonn, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Phönix aus Sand und Asche - mittelalterliches Glas von der Karolingerzeit bis zur Renaissance
- Crack to base.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number