A superb circa 1750 free-blown colorless glass tazza with upturned, or gallery, rim, molded Silesian stem and domed fold-over foot. Tazzas were used to display jelly glasses or sweetmeat glasses on a sideboard or buffet...raising them to entice dinner guests and add to the overall elegance of the Georgian dining room.
This wonderful, early example stands 5 4/8" high and measures 9 1/4" in diameter across the top, including the stepped gallery, 5 1/2" in diameter across the base. It is in very, very good undamaged condition. There are no chips, cracks or regrinds...quite extraordinary considering the piece is well over two hundred and fifty years old! The base has a rough pontil.
An almost identical example, and other similar tazzas, can be found on page 248 of 'Miller's Glass Buyer's Guide' Jeanette Hayhurst, consultant.
Please note that the stone fruit pictured with the tazza is for size perspective only and is not included with the piece. Also please note, the glass appears grey in the photo however it is crystal clear.
Fine Circa 1750 English Free Blown Colorless Glass Tazza with Gallery Rim