Museo Galileo
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Chalice with handles
    • Setting:
      Room VIII
    • Maker:
    • Place:
    • Date:
      late 16th cent. - early 17th cent.
    • Materials:
      transparent and blue glass
    • Dimensions:
      height 200 mm, diameter 108 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Chalice with handles (Inv. 280)

This chalice has a conical flared cup and a round foot surmounted by a baluster faceted knop. Two small double handles, secured by two small chains, are placed at the center of the body and bounded by two pincered rope decorations. A similar pattern is illustrated in the sheets of glass-model designs preserved in the Prints and Drawings Department of the Uffizi Gallery and attributed to the à la façon de Venise draftsman, precisely because of the style of his glasses.