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|Collection:||Applied Art - Glass|
|Date:||1590 - 1610|
This Italian wine glass has been free blown, where air blown down a metal tube that had a blob of glass at its end to create a bubble. This bubble of glass would then have been manipulated using a variety of tools to create the elegant shape. The glass is hollow through to the bottom of the funnel stem.
|Purchased from the VandA, with monies from the Industrial Art Museum Fund, 1872.|
|Production Period:||16th Century|
|Place of Origin:||Venice (possibly), Italy|