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ECLIPSE TONDO by MURANO LUXURY GLASS

COD: 037/M12827AM/N

ECLIPSE TONDO
by MURANO LUXURY GLASS
Disc-shaped vase with a sophisticated bas-relief decoration.

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n. 037

Lievi differenze sul colore sono tipiche di una lavorazione artigianale e ne costituiscono un pregio
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Dimensions: diameter 10.63"
Weight: 8.82 lb
$ 734.00
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ECLIPSE TONDO

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Eclipse captures the enchantment of a solar eclipse. It reminds of a scorching summer day, when the bright sun is covered, if just for a short time, by dark, black clouds that dissolve after the thunderstorm. This is Eclipse: power and colour. Its structure inspires strength, its solidity seems unbreakable, granting a glimpse in its nature of solidified molten mineral, in which the lines of blazing magma can still be seen. The modern and curvy lines of Eclipse make it suitable for any style and setting.

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.


Project developed with the
support of the Venice Chamber
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