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Goblet with Inner Blue Ball

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.

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Goblet with Inner Blue Ball
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Overall H: 15.9 cm; Rim Diam: 10.3 cm
Place Made:
Venice, Italy
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Goblet with Inner Blue Ball

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