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CA' DARIO Square Mirror by FRATELLI TOSI

COD: 021/349

CA' DARIO Square Mirror
by FRATELLI TOSI
Venetian-style Murano glass mirror, entirely handmade, with edge-ground crystal.

Mark of Origin

n. 021

Lievi differenze sul colore sono tipiche di una lavorazione artigianale e ne costituiscono un pregio
Availability: ships in 2/3 weeks
Dimensions: L 90 x H 120 cm
Weight: 22 Kg
€ 3,780.00
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CA' DARIO

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The mirror has been a key object in the history of mankind: nobody can resist the temptation of taking a look at oneself! Why not choose a fairytale mirror? This one represents the evolution of Venetian style: the hand-engraved decorations and floral embellishments are still there, but the black detailing and simpler, more essential lines give an edgier, more modern look. Modernity and tradition meet in this mirror to give life to a unique product, perfect for any contemporary setting.

FRATELLI TOSI Srl


The mirror-making tradition in Venice is one of the oldest in the world, dating back to the Renaissance. Love for this centuries-old tradition is what urged Romano Tosi to abandon his master glassmaker business in the early 1900's and devote himself to the art of Venetian mirrors.

The Fratelli Tosi company, today as much as back then, is set apart by its great attention to every detail of its vast production.

Their mirrors stand out for the quality of their pure silver coating, for the superior craftsmanship and precision of the hand-engraved detailing, for the remarkable range of brilliant colours, for the spectacular decorations. "Only through the meticulous attention to these details can one obtain a Venetian mirror", and Fratelli Tosi makes this diligence its key value.

SPECCHI


Venetian mirror production is, still today, completely handmade.

 

To build a Murano glass mirror, the first component is a wooden base, hand-constructed by a carpenter, made of thin overlapping layers; this will be the frame for the entire composition.

 

This base is where the "spechier", the mirror-maker, lays a glass sheet and cuts it to match the shape and size. He then free-hand draws the decoration that will be engraved by "free wheel" or by "diamond tip". Meanwhile, the wooden frame is completed by the carpenter.

 

The glass is then silvered, varnished and inserted back into the frame. The final step is embellishment with elegant glass decorative elements, such as leaves, spirals, flowers, curls or festoons, all produced in the furnace. This complex process results in a Venetian-style mirror; in the French-style, there is an added step of grinding the edges of the mirror after cutting.


Project developed with the
support of the Venice Chamber
of Commerce

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