Murano Glass Pair of Vintage Italian Cocktail Glasses Signed Maestro Bon Aldo


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We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Valuable and distinctive pair of cocktail glasses blown from Murano glass; the glasses were made by a skilled Murano master glassmaker between 1951 and 1953 who was inspired by articles and models produced in the early 1700s, many of which are preserved at the Murano Glass Museum; created the pieces with the same ancient techniques; for each glass, he started by taking the molten glass from the furnace with the long typical glassmaker's rod, then blowing into the rod itself he gave it the desired shape, then while the object was still hot, he applied on it, by hand, using special tongs, quickly and skillfully, some red-hot glass threads and pieces of molten glass as decorations shaping and positioning them as he liked; then let it cool down with skillful slowness and patience; the long process was done, without interruption, for each glass. The glass used is not leaded, but is sodium-calcium or silica glass and consists of about 70 percent silica (silicon dioxide), 15 percent soda ash (sodium oxide), and 9 percent lime (calcium oxide); this composition makes Murano glass, handmade in the ancient furnaces, visibly irregular and very light; the presence of an anomaly in the material under the base of the glasses clearly indicates that the objects were blown (see photo) and guarantees their authenticity; the Master glassmaker coldly affixed his signature on the glasses (see photo); there were and are many famous and many little-known great masters in Murano; there is no list giving us information about each of these great artists; in our case, we can say, not with certainty, but with a good approximation, that the signature on the servant pieces might belong to Bon Aldo, known as Polo. Bon was born in Murano in 1906 and died here in 1988; he was a master glassmaker for several important companies including Aureliano Toso from 1939 to 1955, and it seems that he initialed his works with the inscription "Bon" followed by a number whose meaning we ignore (see photo). However, whoever the maker, the making of this service confirms to us that the Venetian aptitude, celebrated over the centuries, for glassmaking is an alchemical combination of the material worked out by artisan intelligence with happy artistic intuitions; since ancient times Venetian artisans have been protecting and handing down the Art of Glass, always giving us valuable and unique works of art that fascinate us with their beauty. The glasses are in excellent condition. Measurements diameter cm.8 height cm.14. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.

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Place of origin:
Mid-Century Modern
Dimensions (cm):
14H x 8DI
Dimensions (inch):
5,51H x 3,15DI
Creator / Artist:
Aldo Bon
Murano Glass
Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The glasses are in excellent condition.
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