Murano Glass Goblet "Tipetto" Ruby Red Blown Glass With Gold Decoration


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We kindly suggest that you read the entire description, as with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Exceptional hot-blown Murano glass goblet; it has a rare stem worked with the pincer molding technique by which the craftsman was able to create a transparent twisted spindle with gold and red staining of extraordinary refinement; the bowl and base are a strong ruby red color, the surface is not smooth but skillfully and masterfully wavy. From the mid-1400s, Murano's master glassmakers invented the world's first truly transparent glass and refined their techniques to create delicate and subtle drinking vessels: the Murano glass wine glasses and goblets, which quickly became famous and desired all over the world. The most famous goblets and wine glasses, called "tipetti," are elegant and capacious glasses with intricate stems, adorned with birds, animals, flowers, and fruits or gold leaf decorations. They became popular with European kingdoms during the Baroque period. As especially evidenced by the 16th-century fortune of the "tipetto," due in considerable part to Catherine De Medici, wife of French King Henry II of Valois from 1547 to 1559, regent herself from 1560 to 1563, called "queen mother" for having given birth to no fewer than three successive transalpine rulers, Francis II, Charles IX, and Henry III. A cultured and refined woman, she took care to introduce to her adopted land dishes and wines from the already sophisticated Italic cuisine, as well as just the elegant Murano goblets for libations, from then on indispensable elements in the most important court luncheons and dinners on an international scale. The Venetian "tipetto" is more than just a goblet; its centuries-old production process has remained unchanged in its essential stages despite the improvements of modern technology; it is a fragment of history that can give a set table that added value that only art can instill, and that is why they remain characteristic works of master glassmakers even today. The famous Flemish painter Osias Beert the Elder (1580-1624) often included "tipetto" goblets in his exceptional still life paintings, pictures preserved in the most important museums in Europe (see photo). Our "tipetto" was made completely by hand between 1970 and 1975 in a workshop on the island of Murano (VE). The goblet is in perfect condition, unfortunately, the signature of the Master is not legible. Measures diameter cm.9 height cm.25. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (custom-made wooden crates, polystyrene, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.

Current list price: €380,00

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Dimensions (cm):
25H x 9DI
Dimensions (inch):
9,84H x 3,54DI
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Murano Glass
Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The goblet is in perfect condition, unfortunately, the signature of the Master is not legible.
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