GONFALONE - Sculpture in Murano glass
The translucent glass disk Gonfalone is made with a mix of streaked and precious aventurine glass. This sculpture in the form of disk is mounted on a painted metal base.
The aventurine is a type of glass invented in Venice in the seventeenth century. It is a translucent crystalline material, in which are immersed copper crystals with brilliant metallic oxides. This create an effect that mimics that of aventurine quartz. Our aventurine glass is a variety of translucent chalcedony that, according to small inclusions, gives the glass a brilliant brown or green color, or silvery or red reflections. It is generally considered a valuable glass.
The procedure to create this sculpture is very complex and laborious. The first step is to compose the sequence of colors, while the second one is to create the shape. Being the sequence of more and different colors, each piece is unique. Like the mosaic technique this is realized using opaque and transparent Murano glass with precious aventurine glass. The glass processing technique is performed entirely by hand.
Ø 60 cm (Ø 23.62 in)
Ø 40 cm (Ø 15.75 in)