Filigree Stardust Christmas Bell

$ 800.00 (CAD)

The Stardust Bells are created using coloured “Dichroic Glass“. We enhance its reflective qualities to exhibit more colour and sparkle. It is then combined with various styles of ribbon cane, latticino or other exotic complex Zanfirico canes. These pieces are truly unique and the end result is dazzling. These are truly signature pieces unique to Virginia’s and Tony’s style. The end result is of one of unrivalled colour and brilliance.

This white and silver Stardust Christmas Bell has a single crystal leaf decoration at the top of its’ ruffled body. A matching white Zanfirico cane swirls gracefully down the handle. The clapper has a matching Zanfirico cane stem with a Stardust Ball.

Size: 8 5/8″ H x 4.5″ W

Signed: Virginia Wilson Toccalino

Description

This Filigree Stardust Christmas Bell is lovingly created by Virginia and Tony using Dichroic Glass panels and Filigree glass rods they  have made.

Dichroic glass was developed by the space industry for window filters on space craft. It is created by depositing several very thin layers of rare metal oxides on the surface of a piece of glass. The particles are then bombarded with an intense electron beam in a high temperature vacuum chamber.

‘Dichroic‘ is defined as the property of exhibiting more than one colour when viewed from different angles. Virginia fires her glass in a kiln at high temperatures a number of times to achieve the finished result. The colour of each piece can be quite unpredictable.

Dichroic glass possesses a similar effect that is witnessed in nature on insect wings, peacock and hummingbird feathers. When the dichroic glass is fired in the kiln, its reflective qualities are enhanced. As a result, it sparkles and shines an increased amount.

Virginia and Tony’s  artglass bells are extremely collectible and are made with great care and devotion. They use Venetian influenced glass making techniques, developed in Murano Italy in the year 1526. They are made at their glassblowing studio in Halton Hills, On in the Greater Toronto Area.

The filigree techniques used in this Filigree Stardust Christmas Bell are the same techniques used in the past and largely responsible for the fame enjoyed by Murano glass today. This spectacular bell is a must have for the most discriminate bell collectors collection.

Additional information

Weight 1272 g
Dimensions 31 × 18 × 18 cm
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