Dice glass, anonymous, c. 1580 - c. 1590

Dice glass, anonymous, c. 1580 - c. 1590

glass (material), h 16.7cm × d 6.1cm. More details

Instead of a foot, this glass has a mounted silver sphere containing a dice. The glass was used in a drinking game, in which it had to be emptied the number of times indicated on the dice. The engraving on the bowl was done with a diamondtipped stylus. It is one of the earliest instances of the use of this originally Venetian technique in the Netherlands.

On display in room 2.12-03 Glass Applied Arts

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