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Venetian Cristallo Glass Wine

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 15, 2016

Venetian Cristallo Glass Wine

This wine is made of a Cristallo glass. It has a trumpet-shape bowl with a broad mouth resting on a collar with a thin hollow baluster stem and flat circular foot.  Cristallo is a type of soda glass developed in Venice before the 15th century.  It was made almost colourless, pale-yellow to smoky gray, so it would resemble Rock-Crystal which is natural quartz or pure silica.

 H: 17cm

C: 1600

 Ref: Golden Age #55, Christie’s March 28, 2000 # 136-139

79E Venetian Cristallo Glass Wine

79E Venetian Cristallo Glass Wine

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