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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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