Escorpius Italicus



This work of art takes its name from the subject placed in its center, the Italian scorpion.

It was chosen for its beauty and its difficulty in being reproduced, the artist needed a subject with which to challenge himself.

The scorpion was the ideal subject, with its fine, slender legs, robust pedipalps and body that ends in a very fine sting.

The majesty of an arachnid like this one led Aldo Boscolo to think about how to enhance it in the best way according to the lampworking, so he decided not to place it as a simple object in itself, but rather to insert it in its primary context, the chalices.

This choice implies a series of expedients in order to unite the lightness of the drinkers and the feet made by the master to a full Murano glass subject.

The goblet will therefore become a continuum of the body of the scorpion, eliminating the classic technique used.

All sections of the work will be extremely balanced to make it possible to display the scorpion in attack mode.

The drinker is decorated with three phases of chromatic superimposition starting with a seawater, followed by an ivory and covered by a second decoration of seawater. Suffused at a second time to give the glass a chance to settle and incorporate all the decorative designs.

The foot recalls the same chromatic technique of the drinker.

H 30 cm

L 16 cm


Born from the customs and traditions of the place.

From the continuous search for human companionship.

It recalls the great evenings in the furnaces of Murano that became suggestive meeting places for luxury or traditional parties.

Master Aldo Boscolo's shots want to accompany those important evenings, and those refined liquors to a shot that has its own grit.

Sweeping away the banal digestive glasses in order to give a multi-sensorial experience to those who are going to have a digestive.

The line has endless color variations as one of the main traditions was to differentiate the glass in order not to confuse it as the evening goes on.

The technique used is always that of the glass "at the first shot", that is to say, the use only of the technique and of natural forces such as centrifugal force and blowing, no support tools other than a paddle to marbling the glass.

In the line shot sequence is found from the traditional design, with the typical "macce" in Italian stains, up to an innovative and unique design, in which it is blown together with the glass a leaf of silver '925 and finally brought to its oxidation, thus creating an effect cracle.

The measures of the shots vary depending on the strength with which it is made to spin the glass during the opening.

In average the measures are as diameter 3,5 cm
Height 4 / 5 cm