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Flute chalice
    • Setting:
      Room VIII
    • Maker:
    • Date:
      17th cent.
    • Materials:
      transparent glass
    • Dimensions:
      height 262 mm, diameter 65 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Flute chalice (Inv. 262)

This cone-shaped is very narrow at the base and gradually widens to the upper rim. The cone rests on a round foot with a baluster knop and small disk. The surface of the cup walls is decorated with vertical ribbing. Similar examples can be found in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Nordic glassware, but the style was also copied in Venice throughout the seventeenth century.