This beautiful blue glass goblet has been inspired by a centuries-old design from the Venetian islands of Murano. The style would have been familiar to Leonardo da Vinci and his Renaissance contemporaries – and the technique used to make these glass goblets has changed very little in the last 500 years.
Our Murano-style glassware has been formed using traditional methods of glass blowing by skilled workers at Scanglas. As a result, each item is unique. The company works with museums and archaeologists to find historic designs that remain practical in the 21st century, using old manufacturing methods to produce glass that both looks right and feels right.
Murano became a glassmaking centre for purely practical reasons. In the late 13th century, the fear of fire in Venice resulted in glassmakers being told to move to this separate group of nearby islands. The region soon developed a reputation for producing the finest hand-blown glass in Europe, with many original techniques introduced by the local craftspeople.
Suitable as a drinking glass for special occasions or as an ornament on display, this Murano-style blue glass goblet is an attractive reminder of a moment from Italian history.