Three Great Centuries of Venetian Glass: A Special Exhibition (1958)
- The Corning Museum of Glass (Corning), 1958
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Façon de Venise (or possibly), Tuscany, Italy; Murano, Venice, Veneto, Italy (Place Created)
Free-blown colorless (slightly gray) glass with diamond-point engraving
14.9 × 13 cm (5 7/8 × 5 1/8 in.)
Nothing is known about Doctor Pietro Lessio, probably the man for whom this wine glass was made. His name is diamond-point engraved in a band around the lip. On the bowl below his name, delicately engraved flowers, foliage, dots, and small birds surround a crowned, double-headed eagle. It is both unusual and interesting that an Italian name would be included with the Austrian symbol of the double-headed eagle.
Three Great Centuries of Venetian Glass, exh. cat. (Corning, New York: The Corning Museum, 1958), p. 90, no. 92.
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"Recent Important Acquisitions Made by Public and Private Collections in the United States and Abroad." Journal of Glass Studies 28 (1986), p. 107, no. 31.
Lanmon, D.P. The Robert Lehman Collection, vol. 11: Glass (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993), no. 69, fig. 1.
Theuerkauff-Liederwald, A.-E. Venezianisches Glas der Veste Coburg (Lingen, 1994), pp. 309, 318.