SIGNED FM Konstglas / Marcolin Fumato Glass Bird #R1

SIGNED FM Konstglas / Marcolin Fumato Glass Bird #R1
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Product Number: WS14607

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A stunning Scandinavian full lead crystal grey + clear glass bird paperweight. Made by FM Konstglas of Ronneby, Sweden, pattern number R1. Signed to base "FM Ronneby Sweden, R1". 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.

Please note: the plastic stand is for display purposes only and is not included.


Measures approx 5 inches tall by 3.75 inches in diameter at widest point.


Excellent condition, no chips or cracks.

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