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FIORELLINI Pink Vase by FORNACE MIAN

COD: 037/V7200R

FIORELLINI Pink Vase
by FORNACE MIAN
Sculptural blown Murano glass vase with a characteristic shape recalling a flower pistil.

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n. 037

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Dimensions: H 13.78"
Weight: 4.41 lb
$ 558.00
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The name of these vases, Fiorellini – “little flowers” – shouldn't deceive you: they embody power, strength and grandeur. Their shape recalls that of flower pistils, a call back to nature and its extraordinary way of surviving, reproducing, creating endless life. Extraordinary values, expressed in the language of Murano glass: Fiorellini are true decorative sculptures.



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.


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