OLIVE GREEN BACKGROUND, WHITE "FLOWERS" IN SWIRLING PATTERS REMINISCENT OF VINCENT VAN GOGH. Because of the strength of the lights in my light box, the Green appears lighter than it is in reality, in person, this is a stunning Combination of Green and Brown!By unknown Glass Blower, no marks. Inherited collection, no idea other than what is pictured. 8.25" Tall, 4" at the widest point. Description below for another piece, but describes the process.
"Millefiore is Italian for "a thousand flowers and that certainly describes my work! This is a very old Italian technique that dates back centuries. I start with the center color and shape it. I then put a hot layer of another color over the center and shape it to envelope it completely.
I then get the entire piece hot and plunge it into a metal mold to give it the shape like a flower. I let the piece cool a bit and then cover it in clear glass. I get the whole piece hot again and attach the end of it to a punty (metal pipe) with some glass on it. My assistant and I pull the hot glass into a long cane, maybe 10-12 feet long. After the cane is cool, we cut it into small pieces with a tile nipper.This is the murrini, the individual pieces that are the flowers of the millifiore. The murrini is a slice or cross section of the cane. The clear glass that is on the outside of the murrini helps separate it from the piece next to it and also helps give my vases their depth when you look at them. Ri is a glasswork technique which produces distinctive decorative patterns on glassware. The term millefiori is a combination of the Italian words "mille" (thousand) and "fiori" (flowers).
Apsley Pellatt in his book Curiosities of Glass Making was the first to use the term "millefiori", which appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1849; prior to that, the beads were called mosaic beads. While the use of this technique long precedes the term "millefiori", it is now most frequently associated with Venetian glassware. Dimensions are 7" Tall from bottom to top, Diameter is4" - Diameter at widest point is 4. NOTE: These are the first of FORTY DIFFERENT PIECES OF ART GLASS TO LIST NOW! Displayed in a private home, and there will be extremely minor wear to the bottom edge of the base in some cases.
That does NOT mean chips, cracks or "flea bites, " the wear, if any, would more appropriately be described as minor scuffs that can be seen and not felt. Pictures taken by me 8/13/22, crystal is extremely difficult to photograph for non-professionals. 52,000 successfully completed auctions means it will get to your home in the same condition it left my home! Professional packaging and wrapping are a priority, and full and correct descriptions are a Hallmark! MULTIPLE ITEMS CAN BE COMBINED.
SALES TO THE USA ONLY FOR THESE ITEMS! All items will have tracking numbers provided on the auctions that you can track as they work their way from my home to yours! This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Vases". The seller is "hauteobjetsdart" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.