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FM Konstglas / Ronneby / Marcolin Fumato Glass Bird - Signed

FM Konstglas / Ronneby / Marcolin Fumato Glass Bird - Signed
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Product Number: WS07551

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Description

A stunning Scandinavian full lead crystal grey + clear glass bird paperweight. Made by FM Konstglas of Ronneby, Sweden, and is signed to base "FM Ronneby Sweden" along with a pattern number which I can't make out, but begins with "R" I think. 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 4.5 inches tall by 4 inches in diameter at widest point.

Condition

Excellent condition, no chips or cracks.

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