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CA' CORNER DELLA REGINA by FRATELLI TOSI

COD: 021/1045

CA' CORNER DELLA REGINA
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 39.37 x H 33.46"
Weight: 44.09 lb
$ 2,757.00
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CA' CORNER DELLA REGINA

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“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” This is how the Queen addresses the magic mirror in the fairy tale of Snow White: mirrors have always carried an air of magic within them, and this splendid Venetian style mirror is a magical example fo this tradition. It is easy to imagine a beautiful Queen looking into it, pausing, entrusting her personal reflections to it; the Venetian mirror is a classic, suspended in time. The wonderful engravings and floral embellishments pull together

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.

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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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