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Murrine Trasparenti

murrine trasparenti

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.
Other 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.

Credits: Lestanzedelvetro