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.
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.