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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

paragraph 195

No vessel on earth goes on that Emperor's table save jasper or crystal or amethyst or pure gold, and no cup goes there save one of emeralds or sapphire, or red gold or amber, for they have no regard for silver to make vessels of it or aught else save the pavement in their halls, and their chambers, and their courts.