Filigrana Vaso e Coppa

Napoleone Martinuzzi

1929

In 1929 Napoleone Martinuzzi reinterpreted the filigree glass making technique, born in Murano in the 16th century. He created a vase and a bowl with a woven theme, mysterious and fascinating.
Napoleone Martinuzzi is the artist that enhanced some glass historical techniques the most. Besides he had a luxurious style, rich of details and thanks to these distinctive features he became an important representative in the early ‘900 art.
03408 Coppa
Ø 11” H 5,51”
Colors available: CRYSTAL/CORAL/SAPPHIRE
LIMITED EDITION 49 MASTERPIECE IN ARABIC NUMBERS + 9 ROMAN NUMERALS
03385 Vaso
Ø 10,62” H 7,48”
Colors available: CRYSTAL/CORAL/MILK-WHITE
LIMITED EDITION 49 MASTERPIECE IN ARABIC NUMBERS + 9 ROMAN NUMERALS

Tecnica di lavorazione: Canes and Filigree

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Technique

Canes and Filigree

The Cane is a circular glass element. It can be thick and full whet employed to obtain the “Murrine”, multicolored (transparent and opaque) or monochrome. The smallest cane is called “Cannetta” (little cane). The cane employed to obtain the Filigree can be linear transparent with a colored glass filaments inside, or twisted. There is the “reticello” Filigree with a delicate drawing inside, the “ritortoli” Filigree with some filaments that create a spiral drawing. The latter is also known as “zanfirico” (from Antonio Sanguirico, an antique dealer). The canes are melted together and then blown in order to obtain a unique object. The works realized with this technique are very precious
due to the difficulty of manufacturing.