Glass plate and goblet: 16th -17th century
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Left: Fragmentary plate or dish, of greyish cristallo with overall brown/iridescent weathering. The plate has a slightly sloping rim with an under-turned edge, shallow cavetto and flat base rising slightly in the centre underneath to a small but rough pontil-scar. Probably Venetian, but possibly English. Right: an almost complete 'goblet vase' of greyish cristallo, decorated with opaque-white twisted threads a retortoli. The canes consist of spiral gauze of probably eight threads, alternating with two pairs of threads about a central thread. This scheme runs through the whole vessel. The goblet vase has a periform body reposing on a pedestal foot which is incomplete. It is joined to the body by a wide depressed knop with collar above. Both pieces were found at Nonsuch Palace, Surrey.
1566 AD - 1650 AD