17th century German (Nuremberg) Beaker at the Historisches Museum, Basel - From the curators' comments: "Though lacking the usual small ball feet, the beaker has a shape characteristic for Nuremberg, one which lent itself to glass cutting, diamond point engraving or 'Schwarzlotmalerei' (enamelling in black or sepia). Such very early engraved decoration with flowers and insects executed in the stiff manner of woodcuts is extremely rare."
The Fairfax Cup. Turquoise glass beaker, enameled and gilt, and painted with version of story of Pyramus and Thisbe. Venice, Italy, about Opaque turquoise glass seems to have been very rare: only three pieces are known to survive.