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Wineglass with Fazzoletto Rim

Fazzoletto

A goblet is spun out to form a bowl with a final shape like a handkerchief floating downward after being tossed in the air.

Transcript

First, a goblet is made and given a slightly flared edge.  The edge is reheated, spun.  It increases in diameter with centripetal force.  It stops suddenly, and gravity causes the fazzoletto, or handkerchief edge, to form. The fazzoletto, or handkerchief edge, was a Roman invention—probably occurred sometime during the second or third century.  This way of forming a rim became very popular in Venice in the 1950s. Here’s a Venini object.  In the 1980s, it was made famous by the American glass artist Dale Chihuly. Here’s a collection from the “Basket” series.

object information
Decorative Technique(s):
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Accession Number:
Dimensions:
Overall H: 14.3 cm, Diam (foot): 7.8 cm, W (rim max): 11.3 cm
Date:
1570-1630
Place Made:
Venice, Italy

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