Covered dish

DATE:
c. 1750–1800
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Non-lead glass
CLASSIFICATION:
Containers
DIMENSIONS:
7 3/8 × 11 5/8 × 8 3/4 in. (18.73 × 29.53 × 22.23 cm) Dish: 3 1/4 × 11 5/8 × 8 3/4 in. (8.26 × 29.53 × 22.23 cm) Cover: 4 1/2 × 10 × 7 1/4 in. (11.43 × 25.4 × 18.42 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Decorative Arts and Design
LOCATION:
Wendy and Emery Reves Collection - Dining Room, Level 3
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
OBJECT NUMBER:
1985.R.322.A-B

General Description

Dishes that retain their original covers are rare. This particularly fine example features faceted cutwork, a scalloped rim, and stars. In both shape and decoration it is in keeping with glass made in Bohemia. Because Bohemian glass was exported all over the world, it is often difficult to say with certainty that pieces found in other glass-producing areas were in reality not imported from Bohemia. For example, this covered dish relates in some ways to glass made at the royal factory of La Granja at San Ildefonso, Spain. Nevertheless, large amounts of Bohemian glass were exported to Spain, and this appears to be such a piece.

Excerpt from

Dallas Museum of Art, Decorative Arts Highlights from the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1995), 81.