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.