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Tazza, Italy (Venice), 1550-1600, filigree glass (a retorti and a fili), Height: 14.1 cm, Width: 14.7 cm greatest width.

Tazza, Italy (Venice), 1550-1600, filigree glass (a retorti and a fili), Height: 14.1 cm, Width: 14.7 cm greatest width.

Casket (cofanetto or scrigno), ca. 1575–1600  Venice  Beech wood, painted and decorated ebony with encrustations of mother-of-pearl; gilded ivory, and gouache miniatures on parchment under glass; later textile-lining

Casket (cofanetto or scrigno), ca. 1575–1600 Venice Beech wood, painted and decorated ebony with encrustations of mother-of-pearl; gilded ivory, and gouache miniatures on parchment under glass; later textile-lining

Tazza, consisting of three sections of carved rock-crystal – bowl, stem and foot, mounted in enamelled gold. Bowl of long, narrow, oval form, interrupted by curving volutes engraved in intaglio with two winged dragons, the necks of which are entwined. Italy, 16th century.

Tazza, consisting of three sections of carved rock-crystal – bowl, stem and foot, mounted in enamelled gold. Bowl of long, narrow, oval form, interrupted by curving volutes engraved in intaglio with two winged dragons, the necks of which are entwined. Italy, 16th century.

Carved and engraved rock-crystal standing cup (tazza)  From Italy, about AD 1550-1600

Carved and engraved rock-crystal standing cup (tazza) From Italy, about AD 1550-1600

Porcelain plate  Florence, Italy, about AD 1575-87  Among the first European porcelain

Porcelain plate Florence, Italy, about AD 1575-87 Among the first European porcelain

Drug jar | Place of origin: Castel Durante, Italy (possibly, made)  Venice (city), Italy (possibly, made)  Date: 1556 c. (made)

Drug jar | Place of origin: Castel Durante, Italy (possibly, made) Venice (city), Italy (possibly, made) Date: 1556 c. (made)

Collection Search | Corning Museum of Glass

Collection Search | Corning Museum of Glass

Footed Beaker with Grotesque Decoration | Corning Museum of Glass

Footed Beaker with Grotesque Decoration | Corning Museum of Glass