Filigree Ribbon Glass Bell

$ 425.00 (CAD)

Filigree Ribbon Glass Bell, Blue, Black and Lime Green, Medium

Rich blue ribbon canes alternate with bright lime green filigree rods in this lovely bell. A matching blue/black ribbon decorates the handle. The stem of the clapper is a matching filigree rod with a blue ball held in place with sterling silver jewelry findings.

Size: 8 1/4″ H x 3.5″ W

Signed: Virginia Wilson Toccalino

Description

The Hand blown Filigree Ribbon Glass Bell is created by Virginia and Tony at their glassblowing studio in Halton Hills, On. Filigree and Ribbon Glass objects are one of Virginia’s favourite things to make. Her  Filigree Ribbon Glass Bell are highly collectible. They are in many private and public collections throughout the world.

Virginia selects the glass rods carefully to match in size, twist and pattern. The rods go on a fire proof plate and arranged to display a distinct pattern.  They are fused and picked up on the glassblowing pipe and  they are blown into the desired shape and size. This forms a unique pattern throughout the bell. This bell has a beautiful handle with a matching ribbon cane from the body of the bell wrapped elegantly around it.

Glass masters Filippo and Bernardo Catani  invented the ancient glass making techniques used in this process in 1526. This elaborate pattern making technique was laborious and difficult to perform. Filigree Glass was rare. This made it suitable for only the uppermost tables of society. It was befitting of Kings and Queens at the time.

This elaborate and beautiful form of Filigrana Glass is responsible for the fame of Murano style glass today. It is scarce and difficult to acquire.

The pattern and color combinations in this Filigree Ribbon Glass Bell are almost limitless. This brings worldwide appreciation and joy to collectors of the beloved Filigree Glass technique.

Your beautiful glass bell will come in a gift box accompanied by an artist’s card.

Additional information

Weight 692 g
Dimensions 32.5 × 18 × 18 cm
Signed

Virginia Wilson Toccalino

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