This blue glass goblet has been reproduced in a style that would have been recognised in much of Renaissance Europe. It’s made using traditional methods of glass blowing by skilled workers at Scanglas. In fact, the technique that’s been used to produce these drinking glasses has changed very little in the last 500 years.
Scanglas is a Swedish company that works with museums and archaeologists to find antique designs. It then reproduces the items using old manufacturing methods to produce glass that brings history alive.
European glassmaking in the 14th century was centred on the Venetian islands of Murano. Not only were glassmakers forbidden to work inside the city of Venice due to the risk of fire, they were also forbidden to take their skills outside the Venetian Republic.
However, glassmaking had existed for centuries before it came to Italy – and Murano techniques soon spread to the rest of Europe. This European-style blue glass goblet celebrates the craft and design of Renaissance glassware... and is equally suited to occasional use or decorative display.