Greek. Glass Filigree Work Tumblers.

Age: 21st century

Condition: Excellent

Size (cminches): 6 x 6 x 7


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Six glass tumblers covered in gold filigree work. Made by a family in Athens, Greece. Measurements are for one item.

History & Provenance

A very fine example of the best of modern Greek craftsmanship reproducing precise examples of Byzantine masterpieces. Theories vary as to the etymology of the word tumbler. One such theory is that the glasses originally had a pointed or convex base and could not be set down without spilling. Another is that they had weighted bottoms which caused them to right themselves if knocked over. By 700 AD, glass tumblers were part of Byzantine culture.

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