The date motif was one of the most elegant in the Ancient Roman vetreria (glassmaking). The symbolism imbued in it, of luxury and exoticism, as well as the intense colour of its pulp, resembling the golden light of the Middle East, are perhaps the elements that made it so popular within the artistic world.
Through the Roman furnaces, it assumed a particular iconographic role, where it was converted into a refined container for balms and precious ointments, sophisticated alternates for those small fruits, which were commonly donated in the capital as auspicious gifts on New Year’s Day.
The iconography of the date and the fascination for the that typical opulent aesthetic derived from the fusion between the Roman Empire and its middle eastern provinces, still have a modern appeal today. It is for these reasons that we decided to bring it back to life through the skilled hands of our maestro glassblower.
Every vase is a unique piece created using the mouth-blowing technique in the island of Murano. Rome meet Venice for an homage to the Middle East.
Yellow internal casting (pea) covered by four-time soaked muranese transparent crystal coatings (incamiciature)
26 hours, of which 1 hour for mouth-blowing and hand-moulding, 24 hours for cooling-down and 1 hour for hand finishing
1 maestro, 2 assistants