Goblet with Inner Blue Ball

This goblet has a blown blue ball inside the cup.  In this video, the ball is attached to the inner part of the cup.


A number of Renaissance Venetian objects have a curious decorative ball.  This is attached with a teeny bit of hot glass we call a glue bit.  Here’s the finished goblet.  The ball has been made separately, a tiny amount of glass added to its tip, pressed in, and broken free of its punty.  The entire vessel is flashed, broken free of its punty, and annealed.