FACON DE VENISE
Dragon wine glass, Venetian mid 1600s
I am all but lusting over this incredible 17th Century example of a Facon de Venise dragon wine glass (or goblet). As I prepare to begin a series of extremely ambitious still life paintings inspired by the 17th Century, I find myself obsessing over the objects, particularly this wine glass. I'm sure this obsession is fueled largely by my previous experience as a home furnishings and accessories designer where I devoted a lot of time designing glassware and working in the glass factories on the island of Murano in Venice. I am putting that experience back to work as I will be designing 2 Facon de Venise dragon glasses to be used in a few of the paintings. I will be working with a master glass artist at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York to create these pieces. As the project moves further along, I'll post more pictures and updates.