Opalescent glass pitcher (part of a set) manufactured by Compagnia Venezia-Murano (CVM), Venice, Italy, circa 1880. It is probable this piece was made by members of the Seguso family who worked for CVM.

Compagnia Venezia-Murano were awarded a First Order of Merit (gold medal) for their display. The company also received commissions from St Paul's cathedral in Melbourne for glass mosaics (which still exist).

Physical Description

Blown glass. Pitcher narrow rim and neck tapering to flattened circular bowl. Red band of glass around rim. Two twists of red glass around neck. Handle 90º bend at top. Red glass lion's head affixed where handle meets body of pitcher. No markings.

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