11cm Tall Pulegoso Glass Vase Cup Beaker. 9cm Diameter at rim / 7.8cm base.
Glass spongy in appearance, with a lot of air bubbles, so much so that it appears almost opaque. The inventor was Napoleone Martinuzzi, the artistic director at Venini & C. At the end of the 20's. It's easier to do than it looks. The legend of Murano is rich in fantastic tales for the use of unwary tourists: in the case of pulegoso glass, history wanted the most extraordinary substances to be used to achieve this result.
In reality, the homogeneous and refined melt (without air bubbles or impurities) is vigorously mixed with salts (usually sodium carbonate or bicarbonate) which decompose under the effect of heat and the gases released (dioxide carbon) dispersed in the form of bubbles of varying diameters. The first vases made by Venini with this new material were hailed by critics who saw the Murano glass industry reborn with products that were an excellent representation of the'Novecento' style of the 1930s. On the wave of this success, several other ovens used pulegoso glass, even in the field of lighting. The companies of AVEM, Vetreria Artistica Barovier & C. Seguso Vetri d'Arte and others continued to produce vases, figures and the famous cacti.
In the 1950s, Dino Martens made the famous "pittorici" vases for the firm Aureliano Toso. The fortune of this type of glass continued with Gae Aulenti's designs for Venini & Co. This item is in the category "Pottery, Ceramics & Glass\Decorative Pottery, Ceramics & Glass\Vases". The seller is "hhlh7000" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago.