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FM Konstglas/Marcolin Fumato Glass Bird - Signed & Label

FM Konstglas/Marcolin Fumato Glass Bird - Signed & Label
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Product Number: WS09693

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Description

A stunning large and heavy (1.5 kilos unpacked) Scandinavian full lead crystal grey + clear glass bird / dove sculpture. Made by FM Konstglas (which later became Marcolin Art Crystal) of Ronneby, Sweden. Signed to base "FM, Ronneby, Sweden, L 7 / 200", 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 5 inches tall by 8 inches in diameter at widest point.

Condition

Excellent condition, no chips or cracks.

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