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Description: Goblet, 1675-1725, Venice V&A Museum no. 108-1853 Techniques - Blown glass, with mould-blown and tooled stem with opaque red and white details Dimensions - Height 26.0 cm From about 1675, Venetian glass workers made increasingly complex drinking glasses. Some of these were so fragile that they must have been almost impossible to use. The most exuberant examples were probably intended as presentation pieces to show off the donor's wealth and sophistication. Frederik IV of Denmark received a large collection of Venetian glass in this style when he visited the city in 1708-1709. He constructed a special display room to house this collection at his Rosenborg Castle.
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