Glass Dictionary

(Italian, “dappled”) A type of decorated glass developed in 1950-1951 by Fulvio Bianconi (1915-1996) for Venini & C. of Murano. The object is covered with a patchwork of rectangles of different colors, created by placing sections of flattened canes side by side on a metal plate, heating the slices until the glass is soft, and then picking them up on a colorless parison, smoothing them on a marver, and inflating the parison to the desired shape and size.

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