FRUSTUM Set 18 Pcs by STRIULLI A. VETRI D'ARTE
Murano glasses set for your table, brought to you with unmistakeable design: lightness and perfect, essential lines are fetaured in this set, composed of three differently sized glasses. The unique shape is a truncated cone, with a base that is wider than the rim, embellished by a fine blue strand.
The clear glass has a "fumè" smoky veil to its hue, which makes it even more elegant and exclusive.
The set includes:
- n. 6 water glasses, 12cm tall by 6cm to 6.5cm wide (4"3/4 by 2"1/3 to 2"2/3);
- n. 6 wine glasses, 8.5cm tall by 5.5cm to 6.5cm wide (3"1/2 by 2"1/4 to 2"2/3);
- n. 6 low tumblers, 6cm tall by 8cm to 9cm wide (2"1/3 by 3"1/4 to 3"1/2).
A carafe with the same design is also available separately.
Glass-blowing, which most likely originated in Syria between the first century BC and the first century AD, is a glass manufacturing technique that revolutionized glass production times by significantly speeding them up. This may be defined as the "classic" technique for creation of hollow objects.
Glass can be mouth-blown or mould-blown. In the first instance the master, aided by his assistants, shapes the object by blowing through a long hollow metal tube, the so-called "blow-pipe".
The glass is picked up from the center of the oven, blown and shaped by use of a "borsella", a pair of flexible tongs that can accomplish different tasks depending on their shape. Indeed, the borsella can be used to pinch the object, narrow it, remove imperfections, open it up or give it a precise shape.
During this work, the pipe is countinuously spun to avoid warping the glass, as it is still soft at this stage and can be warped by gravity.
Mould-blowing, on the other hand, involves blowing the glass into a mould which, in Murano, is built out of pear wood. It can be made out of two or three hinged pieces, used to shape the object, or by a single truncated conical piece, sometimes made of bronze or brass, used to imprint a decorative pattern onto the object.