Full Filigree Glass Pear with Signature Murrini Medium

$ 550.00 (CAD)

Delectable, Delicious, Delightful.

fruit (n. a.) The ripened ovary or ovaries of a seed-bearing plant, together with accessory parts, containing the seeds and occurring in a wide variety of forms. It is sometimes edible, usually sweet and fleshy for of such a structure.

Virginia Wilson Toccalino creates various types of Filigree and Ribbon Glass Fruit. All are personally hand blown and signed in Milton, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto area. Handblown glass Apples, pears, lemons and limes are life sized replicas of natures beauty. These items are made using ancient techniques developed in the Italian Venetian lagoon on the island of Murano in the year 1526. Thank you for supporting fine Canadian Hand blown art glass.

This stunning and delicious looking  Hand Blown Full Filigree Glass Cane Pear is hollow and signed with a VWT signature murrini on the tip of the stem. Zanfirico and Latticino canes alternate in this peice.

Size: 6 ¾ ” H x  3 ” W


Virginia and Tony lovingly and carefully created the Full Filigree Glass Pear at their glassblowing studio in Halton Hills, On. Handblown filigree fruit are one of Virginia’s favourite things to make. Her Filigrana Fruit are highly collectible and in many private and public collections throughout the world.

This beautiful, decorative Full Filigree Glass Pear can be positioned on any surface. Placed in the sunlight it is stunning as it off the patterns and colours.

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. There after, formed and blown into the desired shape and size. This creates a uniquely formed pattern throughout the pear.

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 of acquire.

The pattern and color combinations in the Filigrana Pear are almost limitless. This brings much appreciation and joy  to collectors of the beloved Filigree Glass technique.

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


Additional information

Weight 663 g
Dimensions 32.5 × 18 × 18 cm

Virginia Wilson Toccalino

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