Wine set (tray)


La Granja Factory ( Spanish, 1770 )

c. 1750–1800
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General Description

This tray is part of a rare wine set that has survived intact with its original glasses, decanter, and tray. The cutting and elaborate use of painted gilt decoration are characteristic of La Granja wares. Spanish consumers were particularly fond of painted decoration applied in gold, and most of the examples in the Reves Collection possess such decoration. The tray is further ornamented with a scalloped and lobed rim. To create this complicated shape, the hot glass was blown into a metal or wooden mold.

Adapted from

Dallas Museum of Art, Decorative Arts Highlights from the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1995), 83 and 84.