A very large Venetian Murano orange glass goblet
A very large Venetian Murano orange glass goblet. The front shows an 18th Century interior scene depicting dancers after the artist Pietro Longhi called 'La Lezione di Danza' painted with enamels and signed by Ghizetti. The reverse is decorated with gilt scrolling foliage, two vases with flowers and two pairs of cherubs holding draped fabric, one inscribed with the words 'Lezione di Ballo' meaning 'dance lessons' and the other 'P. Longhi'. Both the upper and lower section of the body, as well as the base are decorated with wide gilt bands and beading. The words 'Virarini Murano' are inscribed underneath. 19.8 in (50.3 cm) high, 10.5 in (26.7 cm) diameter of rim.
Auction Date: September 2011