Posted 4 years ago
I bought this goblet at a yard sale a few years ago for 19.00 US dollars (The Blue goblet with Goldleaf decor shown in the first 2 images). The third image is of a similar red goblet that I found on line when searchingfor information about my own. The third image of red goblet is as close as I have gotten to finding a venue to learn about my own.
I posted mine and the red goblet hoping that someone could see the two of them and thus help me identify or learn more about my own. I bought my blue piece because I find it so beautiful. I was certain it was worth a bit, maybe not much, but I knew it was a special find. If anyone out there can tell me more about the blue goblet I would be so grateful.
-There is a small gold oval mark on the bottom that says "Venetian Glass- Handmade in Italy" and in the center of the oval of text is the word "Balboa". I learned that Balboa was an import / exporter of Venetian glass, but that is as far as I got. Then when I found the image of the red goblet (image 3) I was excited to se the similaries....I enjoy going to thrift stores and yard sales etc. to find things that are special in the aesthetic pleasure they give to me, and when I know that they are also valuable a little beyond what I find them for. For example I bought an Incolay box at the 23st NYC flea market some years ago for $8.00 and I love it. I never even looked it up for its value or appraisal etc. (until recently... keep reading...) I simply enjoyed it. And other things like bronze cast figures etc. Someone recently criticized my cherished collection saying that it was all junk that was cluttering up the room. This was after I found they had thrown away several hand blown glass bottles that I found in a damn ruin in Bessier France 15 years ago... and antique perfume bottles, and a clock that said Lecoulture...a bronze sculpture that had a small plaque saying Basha, and more.... I am sick over what they did but they are convinced that it was all junk. I at least have the goblet posted here to present as image so to ask for feedback as tot the value and history. It would help in many ways if any out there could tell me more than I can tell you about this beautiful goblet.