Venetian Goto

Goto del Doge

Handmade Murano Glass Vase – Made in Italy
Size: 13 cm high x 10 cm diameter (approximately)
Combination of colours available:
– various colors available with Murrina, and gold and silver leaves.

Price per unit: AUD $249.00

Venice Glass Arts has launched a set of limited and unique Goti, designed by the creativity of Nirvano Voltolina and decorated with gold and silver leaves, and precious Murrina.

Goto in the Venetian dialect means “drinking vessels used at the furnace”. It is also known as Venetian Goto or Goto del Doge.

Goti were created there and then by the master glass-blowers when they needed to have a quick drink of water as they toiled. Grabbing the first scraps of coloured glass that came to hand, they crafted a vessel that was unique each and every time.

Roberto Voltolina
Director and Founder of Venice Glass & Arts

What is Lampwork for me?
Venetian glass is first of all a PASSION, ART and TRADITION. I grew up watching my father, seated at his work table, holding glass canes in his hands and creating every kind of glass animal imaginable. ‘This is a cat’ I would say when he began shaping something and he would reply ‘you’re right!’. ‘This is a dog”…’yes, it is’. I was always right but only years later did I realise that he was such a great Glass Master that he was able to change whatever he was making to suit my response. He was and he still is a real Master of Glass – ‘Mastro Vetraio’.

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