GOTO ARGENTO Murano Glass Tumbler

Size: Approx. 4~4.5"H; 3" diameter
Hand-blow Murano glass with silver leaf, murrina pieces, and colored glass pieces melted with it. These pieces look precious and very unique.
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The Goto Argento is a famous tumbler used by glass makers in Murano. Considering how hot it gets next to the furnace, these get a lot of use especially during summer! Each glass blower would be given a colored tumbler, and the unique colors would help distinguish to whom they belong. In Venetian dialect they are called Goto de Fornasa, hence the name. Argento means silver: it is part of the name given to the style because a leaf of silver is incorporated in the product and is very noticeable.

By varying the color of the inner layer of glass and the color of the colored glass picked up for decoration, the artisans create a multitude a different variations that make every piece extremely unique. As you touch one of these tumblers, you can feel the murrina and the colored glass pieces. You fingers will naturally find their way into the dimples that Maestro Imperio created to make holding one of these tumblers a personal experience. Gazing at your tumbler might make you say: "Wow! This is amazing!"

Please note that no two tumblers will be exactly alike in shape and color -any variance in height, diameter, color, murrine patterns, etc., should be celebrated as proof of authentic craftsmanship.

Customer Reviews

Beautiful Tumblers!

- By Mark, Chicago IL
My first time with Murano Glass...the tumblers are beautiful. I haven't always liked multi-colored glasses, but these have a painterly quality that I love. (I'm an artist, and they have a rich oil-painting feel to them.) They're also wonderful to hold---Tumblers are usually defined as glasses with squared sides, but these squared-sides are contoured to the hand: they feel great. Also, I love both colors I ordered---Aqua and Blue---and I have to say, it's a pleasure to have glasses that aren't the usual 'square' or round types. Again, highly recommended, for the Murano glass, the feel, and their rich use of color.

Love it

- By Inna, Pittsburgh PA
Beautiful artistic peace