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Overall H: 17.8 cm; Rim Diam: 10.8 cm; Foot Diam: 9 cm
On Display
about 1600-1650
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Flared Wineglass with Wings

Web Description: 
This goblet and similar vessels show how difficult it is to distinguish Venetian glass from copies made elsewhere in Europe. The high quality of the glass, the inspired shape, and the great craftsmanship suggest that this object was produced either in Venice or by a Venetian craftsman who worked in some other location.
Morpurgo, Joseph M., Source
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Wineglass. Colorless, with yellowish tinge; many minute bubbles. Bowl consists of slender lower part with constriction[?] and cuplike upper part that flares to wide, fire-polished rim; twisted stem consisting of two flattened knops, and lower inverted-baluster-like, tapering section; joined with capstan to shallow, blown foot with fire-polished rim and pontil mark. Two ear-shaped handles of translucent blue glass with crimped combs of colorless glass, with extensions reaching almost to foot, are applied to stem.
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking (2016) illustrated, Fig. 1; BIB# 149619
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 232, fig. 5; BIB# 79761