Sculpture of a person kneeling, made in Murano glass using the Massello and Calcedonio techniques.
Ethnic figures are a classic theme in Murano glass production, due to the contacts that the Repulic of Venice had built with far countries, such as China. Here maestro Tagliapietra celebrates that bond with a stylized sculpture of a kneeling Chinese figure.
Its shimmering colors are due to the calcedonio technique. The coloring effect is obtained by adding to the molten glass a mixture based on different metal oxides. The results are incredible.
Hand-made in Murano by Andrea Tagliapietra, following the ancient Murano glass techniques.