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NEPTUNA set, Nanny still (Riihimäki Lasi, 1966)

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    Posted 10 years ago

    austrohung…
    (584 items)

    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.

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    1. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      But soffiato is more about inclussions of lines than texture itself, aren't they?
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 years ago
      Not at all, i have to take them anyway. Sharing them here is just my pleasure!

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