An outstanding and beautifully detailed vetri a serpenti goblet created by internationally exhibited Danish studio glass artist Tobias Møhl in 2011.
Møhl trained as a master glassblower at the Holmegaard glassworks in the 1990s, before studying his craft further under the renowned Murano glass artist Lino Tagliapietra.
The tall goblet has been executed in the façon de Venise, or in the Venetian style, drawing inspiration from 16th and 17th century Italian glassware.
Both the delicate flared bowl and the flat disc foot have been decorated in a fine wrythen optic pattern. The foot connects to a vertically ribbed avolio - a blown bubble of glass - liberally dusted with fine gold leaf. Atop this is a band of hotworked rigaree on which sits the stylised dragon that makes up the stem.
The dragon comprises a hotworked cane containing a twisted opaline ribbon. This has been further decorated with a fine trail of clear glass to the exterior. It is finished off with two micro-murrine in opal and red for eyes, so detailed that there is even a tiny black dot in the centre for a pupil.
Signed to the base 'Tobias Møhl 2011'
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