Incredible set of 30 hexagonal light glasses finely ribbed in spirals. It’s called rigadin ritorto or mena’ in Muranese glass world. Cobalt blue rim.
Extremely light. Egg skin thickness. Very elegant and incredible to touch and weight. A perfect unique present or a self-gift.
Many features are making this set unique, first is the rigadin. It’s relieved on the external part, this means that the shaping is done not pushing the glass inside an hexagonal mould but stretched from the inside with a blade mould. The cobalt rim on the top witness a real expert maestro as the rim is clean and it does not interfere with the waving of the end of the rims.
The color of the body is made in a special kind of opaline. It’s very light almost a silk white color, it carries some iridescence. For the technique and the skill, the color combination I’m assigning this group to Anatra’ and to the 80s. It’s not proven just an attribution. Cobalt blue had a moment of glory in the 1980s and this opaline with iridescence reminds to some of the popular finishes of the 1980s.
Overall a great effect.
The set is made of 3 styles, each of 10 glasses for a complete table set of 10.
Here each measure
Tall (flute) 13,2 cm dia 6 -measurements listed –
Medium (wine) 10 cm dia 7
Small (water) 9 dia 6,2
Stacco del puntello. Punty breaking point visible. See photos. Production of this set continued from Carlo Scarpa direction till now. One of the book I recently bought retro-dates the hexagonal glasses (with a difference of a pinnacle inside) to the Zecchin decades.
Renato Anatra (Maker)
Carlo Scarpa (Designer)
Height: 5.2 in. (13.2 cm)
Diameter: 2.37 in. (6 cm)
Set of 30
Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
Materials and Techniques
Place of Origin
Late 20th Century
Date of Manufacture
Minor losses. Not to be used in dish-washer.