Decorative Glass Plates
MIGNON 213 by ERCOLE MORETTI
This millefiori murrine plate by Ercole Moretti is one of those famous products that define the entire Muranese glass production: the millefiori technique developed by this furnace has been a favourite topic for exhibits in countless museums.
Beside the traditional pieces, there is this series of small collectible dishes, which replicate magical murrina patterns with the same extraordinary precision as the spectacular large ones.
This small dish is a classic millefiori in black and red, accompanied by modern spirals in the same shades: it seems almost a painting composed by countless tiny miniature pictures. Amidst the many shapes, the letter "M" stands out, clearly identifying the producer Ercole Moretti, together with the Trademark of Origin label. As these compositions are arranged entirely by hand, the patterns always vary slightly.
The exquisite beauty of these tiny masterpieces is precisely in their uniqueness, born from a single creative inspiration of the glassmaker.
ERCOLE MORETTI & F.lli snc
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.