The Hand blown Ribbon Glass Christmas Apple 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 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. \n
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.
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 delicious Red/White and Green Christmas theme apple is hollow and signed with a VWT signature murrini.
Size: 3 ” H x 3 ⅛ ” W