Museo Galileo
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Conical glass
    • Setting:
      Room VIII
    • Maker:
    • Place:
    • Date:
      late 16th cent. - early 17th cent.
    • Materials:
      transparent glass
    • Dimensions:
      height 240 mm, diameter 135 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Conical glass (Inv. 309)

This glass has a conical cup with a smooth surface, a round foot, and a stem consisting of an annular knop. The object was probably used for scientific purposes, like item inv. 3803. The glass is illustrated in the sheets of glass-model designs attributed to the à la façon de Venise draftsman and preserved in the Prints and Drawings Department of the Uffizi Gallery.