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Tazza

  • Place of origin:

    Venice (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1550-1625 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mould-blown glass

  • Credit Line:

    Soulages Collection

  • Museum number:

    5567-1859

  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 9, shelf 1

This type of shallow dish on a foot is called a tazza. It could be used for serving 'sweetmeats'. These were the different sorts of sugared and spiced fruits, conserves, biscuits and other confectionery that made up the final 'sweet' course of a banquet. Tazzas also served as drinking glasses for red wine. It required practice and the utmost care to drink from such a glass without spilling, and being able to do so was a sign of great sophistication.

Place of Origin

Venice (probably, made)

Date

1550-1625 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Mould-blown glass

Dimensions

Height: 15.0 cm, Width: 17.0 cm

Descriptive line

Tazza, blown glass, probably Italy (Venice), 1550-1625

Categories

Drinking

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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