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Cups with "blobs"
    • Setting:
      Room VIII
    • Maker:
    • Place:
    • Date:
      late 16th cent. - early 17th cent.
    • Materials:
      transparent glass
    • Dimensions:
      height 165 mm, diameter 150 mm
    • Inventory:
      266, 267
    • Cups with "blobs" (Inv. 266, 267)
    • Cups with "blobs" (Inv. 266, 267)

The bodies of these bell-shaped cups with flared rims are completely covered by a drop-shaped decoration. The short stems consist of faceted knops and rest on short round feet. The drop pattern resembles the bugne ["blob"] chalices found throughout the Veneto in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In the Veneto specimens, however, the blobs are pincered; in this item, the drops seem to have been obtained by blowing the glass in a mold.

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