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BRICK ROAD Paperweights 4 PCS by RAGAZZI

COD: 015/FMC/4

BRICK ROAD Paperweights 4 PCS
by RAGAZZI
Set of four paperweights with murrine.
The Brick Road Collection.

Mark of Origin

n. 015

Lievi differenze sul colore sono tipiche di una lavorazione artigianale e ne costituiscono un pregio
Availability: ships in 1/2 weeks
Dimensions: L 6 cm
Weight: 1000 g

Regular Price: € 240.00

Special Price: € 197.00

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This set is composed of four pieces featuring four different patterns.

Each paperweight is made with a monochrome blue, red, white or black murrine, crossed by a pattern of contrasting spiral murrine along the same hues.

Each of these pieces is created by hand, and the pattern is always uniquely arranged according to the master glassmaker's artistic inspiration.

This product can be customized on the bottom with an inscription, date, signature, company name, dedication or any words you wish!

"MURRINO" GLASS or HOT-WORKED MOSAIC

 

The hot-worked glass mosaic is based upon glass canes; they are produced in very few furnaces, due to the complexity of its manufacturing.

 

The master picks up a cylindrical mass of molten glass (the "paston") with the cane-making rod, and joins it to a smaller blob (the "conzaura") attached to a short rod. He then hands over one of the rods to his assistant, then they slowly walk away from each other lengthening the glass rope.

 

As the glass quickly cools, they carefully set down the hardened cane onto rough wooden boards on the floor. The evenness of the cane depends exclusively on the superior craftsmanship of the master. A special type of cane is called "millefiori"; it is a hollow or solid cane composed of concentric multicoloured layers which, in cross-section, form a typical star- or flower-shaped pattern.

 

These canes are produced by filling open moulds in succession, creating each pattern by layers of different-coloured glass. The finished cane is used by cutting into small segments and arranged onto a horizontal metallic plate, coated with purified lagoon-marsh mud -- this is the only substance able to isolate melting glass from metal. The arrangement is melted inside an oven and picked up for further processing, usually blowing and shaping with tongs. It is this initial procedure that determines the pattern and size of the object, whether one uses solid canes, geometric plates, filigree or aventurine, and creates an infinite variety of unique products.


Project developed with the
support of the Venice Chamber
of Commerce

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