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ERITREA White Necklace by ERCOLE MORETTI

COD: 003/9810

ERITREA White Necklace
by ERCOLE MORETTI
Ethnic-style necklace with black and white beads strung on coloured leather.

Mark of Origin

n. 003

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Dimensions: lenght 55 cm
Weight: 83 g
€ 149.00
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Murano glass Necklace with Black and White Beads

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The beads on this Murano glass necklace are a new addition to the vast Ercole Moretti collection. Each bead is made by wrapping fine black glass filaments around a white central core, displaying the incredible versatility of glass and amazing skill of the bead-makers.

The sharp contrast of black and white make this necklace an ideal complement to a casual outfit, or to add a touch of creativity to a more formal ensemble. The different shapes of Murano glass beads are strung on a black leather cord, and the clasp is silver tone, hypoallergenic nickel-free metal.

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Ercole Moretti founded his Company in 1911. His first outstanding masterpiece was the bead called "Rosetta", followed by the so-called "Millefiori".

The Ercole Moretti furnace has always preferred the Murrina manufacturing process, without overlooking other techniques linked to bead-making: today, as yesterday, production includes polished beads, "sommerso" beads, those made with "avventurina" glass, imitations of semiprecious stones. wo innovations borne of the Moretti family's creativity have shaped the history of Murano glass.

The first one was the adoption of a fine copper pipe instead of the clay-covered iron rod for the production of lampwork beads. The second innovation, dating from 1968, is that of using a thin copper strip to create a mold within which to arrange fragments of murrine rods. This arrangement, once melted, ground and polished, becomes a solid, completely smooth disc. Thus, the legendary Murrine were born.

Starting in the 90's, alongside classic jewellery, the company started producing a home decoration line: a spectacular collection of Murrine plates, inspired by antique designs.

" A LUME"  

 

Lampwork is one of the oldest and most well-known technique related to Murano glass. It uses a "lume", a small gas flame which allows fusion of glass, joining of separate pieces and new colour and shape combinations.

 

This manufacturing technique makes use of glass canes, or conjoining different materials such as murrine, gold and silver. It is a very complex technique that requires precision and imagination. An interesting fact about this technique is that it was the only one that was allowed to take place in Venice proper.


BEADS


There are many types of Murano glass beads. A first distinction can be between solid and blown beads, and they can all be categorized in three types: "conterie", "rosette" and "perle a lume".

 

The first two are obtained by processing previously prepared patterned canes, whereas the lampwork beads, "perle a lume", are created by wrapping glass, melted by a small gas flame, around a fine iron rod, and embellished in infinite ways.

 

There are several subcategories within lampwork beads.

 

The "scièta" bead is monochromatic, and its shape can be spherical, ovoid, cubic, cylindric.

 

There is the so-called mosaic bead, also called "millefiori", obtained by covering the hot glass core with numerous tiny sections of murrine, pressing them together with special tools.

 

Another type is the "submerged" bead, produced by coating the plain glass core with coloured glass grit, then covering it all with clear glass. If, instead of coloured glass, gold or silver leaf is used, the result will be a gold or silver "sommerso".

 

There are also "flowered" beads, in which a thin strip of aventurine is wrapped around the incandescent core, and subsequently decorated with raised embellishments. "Vette" beads are made in the same way, except fine twisted strands of coloured glass are wrapped around the core, instead of strips; the filaments are called "vette".


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