Virginia and Tony lovingly create the Glass Ribbon/Veil Cane Apple at their glassblowing studio in Halton Hills, On. Filigree and Ribbon Glass objects are one of Virginia’s favourite things to make. Her filigrana glass Apples are highly collectible and in many private and public collections throughout the world.
The apple is a religious symbol and an ancient fertility symbol. It represents love, temptation, and spiritual growth. To eat the apple means acquiring knowledge.
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 creates a uniquely formed pattern throughout the apple.
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 these Glass Ribbon/Veil Cane Apple are almost limitless. This brings worldwide appreciation and joy to collectors of the beloved Filigree Glass technique.
Your beautiful glass apple will come in a gift box accompanied by an artist’s card.