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 straight-edge bowl and the flat disc foot have been decorated in a fine incrochiato optic pattern of criss-crossing diagonal lines. The foot connects to a wrythen avolio - a hotworked pebble of solid 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 wrapped with a twisted ribbon of blue-grey and opaque black. This has been further decorated with a clear crest to the dragon's head. It is finished off with two micro-murrine in opal and green 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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