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BAIARDO Horse Sculpture by DIPI

COD: 033/H/F

BAIARDO Horse Sculpture
by DIPI
Solid Murano glass horse with murrina detailing.

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n. 033

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Dimensions: L 3.94 x H 13.78"
Weight: 3.53 lb
$ 473.00
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This blown glass horse with murrine detailing is an extraordinary item. All details are precisely depicted, from the tail to the mane that seems to move with the horse's head. Capturing the motion of a complex animal such as this is absolutely unique. Its colours, the red glass blended with the multicoloured murrine, are typically Venetian. This horse sculpture is completely handmade and mouth-blown.



DIPI Sas Vetreria Artigiana 
di Sara Rossi


Sas Di Pi Vetreria Artigiana 
di Sara Rossi At the heart of glass-working furnace DiPi in Murano is the master, Imperio Rossi.

Born in Murano in 1951, he started working alongside his father at the age of 13, and after a long apprenticeship in the most renowned furnaces of Murano, he became a master glassmaker himself.

He has owned his own furnace since 1986, initially specializing in production of objects with “millefiori” murrine. Imperio Rossi says of his job: "I often can't wait to render a drawing into a piece of work. It's an irrepressible desire to give tangibility to my imagination. I'm in love with my craft, because it allows me the chance to give shape and substance to something that rises inside me." His work is displayed in private and public collections in New York, Madrid, Vienna, Tokyo. 

" A LUME"  

 

Lampwork is one of the oldest and most well-known technique related to Murano glass. It uses a "lume", a small gas flame which allows fusion of glass, joining of separate pieces and new colour and shape combinations.

 

This manufacturing technique makes use of glass canes, or conjoining different materials such as murrine, gold and silver. It is a very complex technique that requires precision and imagination. An interesting fact about this technique is that it was the only one that was allowed to take place in Venice proper.


BEADS


There are many types of Murano glass beads. A first distinction can be between solid and blown beads, and they can all be categorized in three types: "conterie", "rosette" and "perle a lume".

 

The first two are obtained by processing previously prepared patterned canes, whereas the lampwork beads, "perle a lume", are created by wrapping glass, melted by a small gas flame, around a fine iron rod, and embellished in infinite ways.

 

There are several subcategories within lampwork beads.

 

The "scièta" bead is monochromatic, and its shape can be spherical, ovoid, cubic, cylindric.

 

There is the so-called mosaic bead, also called "millefiori", obtained by covering the hot glass core with numerous tiny sections of murrine, pressing them together with special tools.

 

Another type is the "submerged" bead, produced by coating the plain glass core with coloured glass grit, then covering it all with clear glass. If, instead of coloured glass, gold or silver leaf is used, the result will be a gold or silver "sommerso".

 

There are also "flowered" beads, in which a thin strip of aventurine is wrapped around the incandescent core, and subsequently decorated with raised embellishments. "Vette" beads are made in the same way, except fine twisted strands of coloured glass are wrapped around the core, instead of strips; the filaments are called "vette".


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