Following the centuries-old tradition of Murano glassmaking, Italian artisans slice dozens of multicolored glass rods to create a vibrant millefiori pattern around our double old-fashioned glasses. Each glass is hand-cut and etched with the artist's signature. A Gump's exclusive. 16-oz. capacity; 3 3/4"H. Hand-wash. Please specify (left to right) Red/Blue, Sunflower/Blue, Orange/Blue, or Yellow/Orange Stripe. Each sold separately. Also available at Gump's San Francisco store.
Afro Celotto "Riscontro". Renowned glass master creates artworks that blend centuries-old methods with a bold, contemporary vision. To create this piece's vibrant, swirling design, he twists together canes of colored glass, then slices and fuses them to create a grid pattern. Next, he blows and shapes the vessel's asymmetrical shape by hand, and etches deep grooves, or inciso, into portions of the surface with a diamond wheel.