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16th Century Rare Venetian Wine Cup (1550 to 1650 Italy)

16th Century Rare Venetian Wine Cup
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Medium

Glass

Height 7.00inch high [17.78 cm high]
Diameter 6.00inch [ 15.24 cm]

Description / Expertise

A very rare large Antique Venetian Filigree Wine Cup or Goblet.

Late 16th / early 17th Century. The cup shaped bowl is supported by a hollow stem consisting of three knops with two inverted balusters in between, over a trumpet shaped foot. The piece is nearly 7 inches tall and 6 inches in diameter across the top of the bowl; it is made of cristallo and white lattimo glass used to create a delicate filigree decoration consisting of two alternating types of vetro a retorti.