Beautiful Carlo Sarpa designed tumbler size glassware.
Extremely light. Egg skin thickness. Very elegant and incredible to touch and weight. A perfect eclectic present or a self-gift.
The set is of four tall tumblers, with the use of a flute and four small shot glasses for dessert wine, grapppa or limoncello.
Base reads and other identifications, references: No label. Not possible that would carry a signature due to the glass being so thin. Might be the remaining part of a full set. Production of this set continued from Carlo Scarpa direction till now. There is a possibility that these were also made under Zecchin era. It’s hard to assign a decade, the only element is the use of the multicolored rim. For this I am assigning it to the mid-1990s, considering that multicolored sets could have been done in that period.
There are few flaws that I tried to highlight in a picture. Need magnifying lens to find them.
The color of the set is called in Murano “fumè” which is something that relates to the technique of obtaining it rather than the actual color. It’s a mezzetinte color very difficult to use because it changes from dark topaz to light straw.
Tall measure 13,5 H x 6 dia (corner to corner)
Small measure 9 H x 6 dia (corner to corner). Listing the tall one.
Addendum, there is a possibility that the hexagonal glasses were not made under Carlo Scarpa direction but earlier at Vittorio Zecchin time. I am looking into this.
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Art Glass, Murano Glass
Excellent. Not to be used in dish-washer. There is a height variability. Colors are random. There are little flaws that are common on these glasses please see pictures. Last photo has colorcecker for correct color visualization..
2.36 in. (6 cm)