KLIMT by ERCOLE MORETTI
This line from the new collection by the Ercole Moretti furnace is a series of round, slightly concave pendants, composed of a murrine mosaic in different patterns and colours. The bright colours alongside the bold black and white patterns create a surprising piece of jewellery! Klimt is versatile enough to dress up a casual outfit, or dress down a formal ensemble. It is a perfect match for any personality, enhancing any style with a touch of colour and elegance. This line of pendants is completely handmade and obtained after a long, meticulous process that starts with the careful arrangement of tiny sections of glass murrina canes, set side by side, one by one. A snapshot of a single creative moment, an exclusive handcrafted product, a unique pendant for any occasion.
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.
"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.
Every creation you purchase on YourMurano is certified by the Trademark of Origin "Vetro Artistico® Murano", the only guarantee of authenticity and origin by Italian law. Each item is unique, handcrafted in Murano by the expert hands of renowned master glassmakers. The original manufacturers' warranty and YourMurano's defect warranty are included in every package. Before shipping, each item is insured and accurately packed right in the glass-making furnace in Murano, by the people who have been preparing art glass for worldwide travel for decades.
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