A long time ago, Venice was the Area 51 of Italy: a place where experts could experiment with the complicated and dangerous process of glass making on the more isolated lagoon islands, without setting their neighbors on fire. And every now and again, they still do something eccentric with their favorite local material:
Modular Art Deco shot glasses, fish-shaped. I’m sure Captain Nemo would have liked them very much, and had enough staff to keep them clean.
And here we have a wineglass with a wavy stem…and a bowl covered in glass thorns. Maybe this is a way of forcing tourists to sip their wine, instead of slugging it back?