This series of clear glass murrine items was exhibited for the first time at the 22nd Venice Biennale (1940) and is a very rare variation of the opaque murrine and ground murrine glassware exhibited on the same occasion.
The series includes a number of bowls consisting of hot-joined clear glass tesserae of square shape.
items were manufactured by using clear glass murrine (monochrome rod
sections). These were cooled down during the manufacturing process and
successively reheated to obtain a typical crackle effect. The glass was
then collected by the glassmaker using a blowpipe and shaped as desired.