Cartoccio Bollicine Glass Vases


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Two cartoccio Murano glass vases, in beautiful light blue and chartreuse pale green. Blown in bollicine glass, with ruffled rim, broken mould,

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Pair of Murano Cartoccio Bollicine Glass Vases, in beautiful light blue and chartreuse pale green. Vintage vases cartoccio shape, with ruffled rim, broken mould, blown in bollicine glass.

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A bollicine (bubble) glass derives its name from the presence in its core of numerous small air bubbles ( bollicine in italian).
This type of glass can be produced by injecting potassium nitrate, which when heated frees minuscule bubbles of carbon dioxide. This procedure is a development of the pulegoso glass technique, adopted by Martinuzzi between 1928 and 1930 and continued by Carlo Scarpa in the 30s for Venini. The distinguishing element of bubble glass is its watery appearance, due to the large amount of crystal in it. Generally bubble glass, whose forms were drawn from Oriental art, was made in a very successful jade green, but also in light blue, dark green and amethyst.

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