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A saucer-shaped cup mounted on a foot.
- ‘A silver tazza bearing the Royal African Company arms and made the same year as the Garthorne monteith, but by a different maker, is in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.’
- ‘The same colors are repeated in the gilt tazza, the garland of flowers and the pendant, hair ornament, and other jewelry strewn on the table.’
- ‘The Hamburg silversmith Hans Lambrecht II, who made the cup shown in Plate XI, was probably influenced by the numerous tazza forms intended for serving fruit.’
- ‘Characteristic of Kuzmichev's fine enameling is the small tazza in Plate X, which incorporates a cockerel leaning against the stem.’
- ‘When the fashion for tazzas waned many had their central ‘trumpet’ foot removed and three or four smaller feet were added at the borders.’
Early 19th century: from Italian, from Arabic ṭasa bowl.
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