The Goring Brewery Tazza by George Ravenscroft

This tazza is an extremely rare and beautiful piece of early English glass made from the experimental 'glass of lead' associated with Ravenscroft and his contemporaries, who pioneered new technologies and broke away from the styles of Venice.

Details

Medium:
Glass
Art Fund grant:
£5,500 ( Total: £22,000)
Acquired in:
1987
Vendor:
Asprey's

He was the most important English glass-maker, mainly as the inventor of flint glass. Employed by the London Glass-Sellers Company to produce a substitute for Venetian clear crystal made out of English materials, he produced much-prized jugs and goblets of fine quality, more brilliant but rather heavier than those of Venice.

Provenance

Asprey & Co.

Venue details

Temple Newsam House Temple Newsam Estate, LEEDS West Yorkshire LS15 0AE 0113 336 7461 www.leeds.gov.uk/templenewsamhouse

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry is £5)

3 Nov 2015 – 12 Feb 2016
Pre-booked visits and tours only (see website to book)

13 Feb – 30 Oct
Tue – Sun
10.30 am – 5pm (last admission 4.15pm)

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