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$ 2,400

Pair of Spanish Glass Tumblers

Origin Spain
Period 18th Century
Materials Glass and enamel colors
Dimensions
H. 4.75 in;
H. 12.07 cm;
Condition Good.
Description Very large and intact with fresh enameling, these tumblers with dove and floral decorations are painted with enamel colors and are fixed to the glass by a second firing in a muffle kiln. Glass was said to be invented in the Eastern Mediterranean or Mesopotamia as a glaze, circa 3500-3000 B.C. Enameling was perfected under Islamic rule in the 13th and 14th century, and with the Islamic influences in Spain remained a technique which the Spanish have employed until this day, and was especially celebrated in the 18th century.
Styles / Movements Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 311544
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