Friday, May 25

Vase lucky number 13

Some shapes saw interesting evolutions and adaptations in design over Titian's life time. One such was the large  V113 (Vase number 13), one of which can be found in the previous post in its guise of a lamp base. However, it can also be found as a normal vase, and even more uncommonly, as a lamp base with all the whistles and bells including a beefed up square base and monumental handles. Below in a line-up of the three forms, all derived from the same basic shape. The smallest is 31 cm tall, and the largest, a mighty 50 cm to the top of the light fitting.
The middle lamp base is done in the stonehenge glaze, with the very well executed profile of the fourteenth century BC Egyptian Queen Nefertiti.

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