The pontèlo is a non-hollow rod used to finish the upper part of a blown artifact.
Everything happens while the glass is at a temperature that makes the glass still deformable.
Once the bolo has been executed, the pontèlo is hot-fixed to the opposite end of the glass.

When the Pontèlo is secured to the glass it is possible to detach the canna da soffio at the opposite end.
At that point the master has the possibility to finish the edge freely a mano volante .

Also called puntello literally prop.

Credits to: Parole di vetro - Marsilio editore ISBN 88-317-7198-1
Pictures by: Bruno Carnevali
Designs by: Alessandro Lenarda

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