Murano Service 36 Glasses and Pitcher in Blown Glass And Applied Decorations


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Valuable and particular blown Murano glass service; it is composed of 12 water glasses, 12 wine goblets, 12 flute goblets, and a jug with handle; the service was made by a skilled Murano glass master between 1951 and 1953 who was inspired by articles and models produced in the early eighteenth century, many of which are kept at the Glass Museum of Murano; he created all the pieces with the same ancient techniques; for each object, he started by taking the molten glass from the furnace with the long typical glassmakers' cane, then blowing into the cane he gave it the desired shape, then while the object was still hot, he applied on it, by hand, using special pliers, quickly and skilfully, some hot glass threads as decorations modeling them and positioning them as he liked; He then let everything cool down with wise slowness and patience; the long process was done, without interruption, for each piece of the service! The glass used is not leaded, but it is sodic-calcic or silica glass, and it is made up of about 70% silica (silicon dioxide), 15% soda (sodium oxide), and 9% lime (calcium oxide); this composition makes Murano glass, produced by hand in the ancient furnaces, visibly irregular and very light; the presence of an anomaly in the material under the base of the glasses and the jug clearly indicates that the objects have been blown (see photo) and guarantees their authenticity; the Master Glassmaker coldly affixed his signature on all the pieces of the served (see photo); in Murano there were and there are many great famous Masters and many others little known; there is no list that gives us information on each of these great artists; in our case, we can say, not with certainty, but with approximation, that the signature on the pieces of the served could belong to Bon Aldo, called Polo. Bon was born in Murano in 1906 and died there in 1988, he was Master Glassmaker for several important companies including Aureliano Toso from 1939 to 1955, and it seems that he signed his works with the writing "Bon" followed by a number of which we do not know the meaning (see photo). However, whoever is the creator, the realization of this service confirms that the Venetian aptitude, celebrated over the centuries, for the manufacture of glass, is an alchemical combination of the material developed by clever craftsmen with artistic intuition, since ancient times Venetian artisans protect and hand down the art of glass always giving us valuable and unique works of art that fascinate us for their beauty. Measures pitcher diameter cm.14, height cm.23; water glass diameter cm.9, height cm.11; wine glass diameter cm.8, height cm.15; flute glass diameter cm.8, height cm.22.

Current list price: €3.100,00

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Dimensions (cm):
23H x 14DI
Dimensions (inch):
9,06H x 5,51DI
water glass diameter cm.9, height cm.11; wine glass diameter cm.8, height cm.15; flute glass diameter cm.8, height cm.22.
Creator / Artist:
Aldo Bon
Murano Glass
Good; Wear consistent with age and use
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