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MYA Gold Leaf Vase by GAMBARO E TAGLIAPIETRA

COD: 022/1463/O

MYA Gold Leaf Vase
by GAMBARO E TAGLIAPIETRA
Wonderful vase with gold leaf and “Phoenician” Murano glass.

Mark of Origin

n. 022

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Availability: ships in 2/3 weeks
Dimensions: H 32 cm
Weight: 3.5 Kg

Regular Price: € 760.00

Special Price: € 607.00

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Splendid blown Murano glass vase with gold leaf and spectacular “Phoenician” glass. Its shape reminds of the perfect shells found in the lagoon of Venice: amazing masterpieces of nature that inspire masterpieces of human handicraft. The designs give this vase a lightness from first glance: it almost seems woven from a multitude of white feathers. The composition culminates in the magnificent blown Murano glass and gold leaf, that gives the product even more light and brightness. It is also available in a centrepiece version: together, they are truly breathtaking. Two objects that will stand out and enhance your home.

GAMBARO & TAGLIAPIETRA Srl MURANO GLASS STUDIO

 

Gambaro & Tagliapietra srl Glass Company is born as an evolution of a famous and historic Murano glass furnace, Vetreria Artistica Gambaro & Poggi Glass Company.It was founded in 1974 by Mario Gambaro and Bruno Poggi.

Their company soon became popular for their refined products and their new stiles and shapes.

Gambaro & Poggi has exalted the traditional Murano Glass techniques, and has experimented with new ones, to make its objects modern and in line with the times. Following this perspective of innovation, after the retirement of Mario, the furnace has now become Gambaro e Tagliapietra Srl Murano Glass Studio. His heirs and the young glass master Matteo Tagliapietra, are there to continue a 40 years old history, with a new innovative spirit and the same passion of everyday.

Every piece is expertly made by hand, controlled, authenticated by master Matteo Tagliapietra’s signature engraved on it, and it comes with stickers and warranty certificates which give details of its quality and origin.

Gambaro & Tagliapietra Srl is associated to Consorzio Promovetro, which comprehends leading artisan companies, specialised in this traditional handmade production, and respecting the high quality Murano Glass standards. It is also licensee of the Vetro Artistico® Murano trademark (code number 022), given by the Regione del Veneto only to the glass companies of the island of Murano.

BLOWING

 

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.


FENICIO


The "fenicio" (Phoenician) technique is performed by wrapping a glass filament in a spiral on the blown glass. This filament is then reheated near the mouth of the oven, and pulled with special tongs and a hook tool to obtain a series of arching decorations, more or less closely packed. This motif dates back to the 1600's.


GOLD OR SILVER LEAF


Precious metal leaves are extremely thin sheets of metal, usually made of pure gold or silver. In glassmaking, the imperceptibly light leaves need to be kept in a sheltered area of the furnace workshop, as even a breath might blow them away.

 

The gold or silver leaf is gently arranged on a flat surface by the master, who then rolls the incandescent blob over the leaf to pick it up; the metal leaf adheres perfectly to the surface of the glass, which is now ready to be blown. Upon blowing, the sheet of precious metal splits to spread over the entire surface of the glass object.

 

The final product therefore appears to be covered in a fine gold or silver dust.


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