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 225 mm, diameter 125 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Conical glass (Inv. 3803)

The glass has a round foot (broken), a short baluster stem with small disks, and a cup with conical body and a spiral decoration running across its surface. Because of the cup's shape, the glass may be regarded as a variant of item inv. 309. Like the latter, it may have been used for scientific purposes—despite the spiral decoration, which gives it a more refined character.