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NEPTUNA set, Nanny still (Riihimäki Lasi, 1966)

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NANNY STILL16 of 28RAILLO vases, Nanny Still (Rihimäki Lasi, 1973)LOTUS vases, Nanny Still (Riihimäki Lasi, 1974)
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Posted 4 years ago


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Back to NEPTUNA, this time I present you the "flower bottles", which come in three sizes: 11, 16 and 24 cm.

I've got a quite complete sample of NEPTUNA items in my collection, as it is one of my favourite designs from Still.


  1. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    But soffiato is more about inclussions of lines than texture itself, aren't they?
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Hi. In another life I taught Italian for 35 years. "soffiato" just means blown.
    The transluscence and the curves, striations and the delicacy can come when one takes a piece of metal and blows a bubble. The colour changes as the metal gets thinner. The striations can come from blowing the glass within a mould. The quality of the look is determined by the quality of the metal itself.

    When you see the combination of "Venini soffiato" I think it means something a little different. To me it suggests a time period: the early days of Venini.....before the company became Venini & C.

    To me Venini "soffiato" means 1921 -1930.

    Wikipedia says: "In 1921 Venini and Cappellin opened a glass factory on the islands of Murano, the historic glass production center in the lagoon of Venice, Italy, under the name Vetri Soffiati Muranesi Cappellin Venini & C.. ........
    Following disputes, Cappellin withdrew from the firm in 1925, taking most of the firm's master glassblowers and launching a competitor. Venini reorganized with new glassblowers and, first as Soffiati Muranesi Venini & C. and later as Venini & C., achieving a position as a design leader among Murano firms. Venini himself played a role in designing several of the firm's best-known products, including the famous "fazzoletto" (handkerchief) series which he created with designer Fulvio Bianconi."

  3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks to both of you, guys! It's great learning new stuff about the subject. Murano glass is a subject i don't know much about.
  4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks Scandi! I'm in love with this series... I intend to get each and every one of the different designs... I just got a unique one, and signed!
  5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Not at all, i have to take them anyway. Sharing them here is just my pleasure!

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