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V. Nason & Co Murano Fumato Glass Bird Sculpture - Label

V. Nason & Co Murano Fumato Glass Bird Sculpture - Label
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Product Number: WS08809

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Description

This is a magnificent Venetian sculptural grey glass bird, made on the island of Murano, near Venice, Italy. Made by V. Nason & C., and still bears the original factory label. The feathered bubble effect is usually referred to as "Sfumato", which in glass terms means a gradual change of shade, however it has recently been discovered that the correct term would be "Fumato", which means "smoked", a technique which involves exposing the glass to smoke from a fire, to give the glass a smoky colour by picking up particles of unburnt ember and ash from the smoke. This has been confirmed on a Swedish glass forum [here], where a glassblower who worked for FM Konstglas/Marcolin, described the technique they used, involving smoke, to create this effect.

Size

Measures approx 3.25 inches tall by 5 inches in diameter at widest point.

Condition

Excellent condition, no chips or cracks.

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