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Moretti Carlo Murano Vase In Colored Opaline Glass

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We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Valuable flower vase with a simple hexagonal, linear shape in colored opaline glass; made between 1966 and 1967, it was blown in one piece without joints, then shaped with mastery by skilled artisans at the artisanal furnace in Murano, Italy, owned by Carlo Moretti, the vase's creative designer. This vase, along with other items by Carlo Moretti, was awarded a gold medal at the Internationalen Handwerksmesse-Munchen in 1966, as evidenced by the old and worn label glued to the vase itself. The most difficult and special operation was to leave the opaline white on the inside and make the outside with decorations of another color; metal oxides were added to get the different colors when the draft of the opaline white vase had already left the kiln, at the precise moment in which the oxides began to melt and mix with the white, the craftsman began the blowing and the modeling of the vase, in a fast and rapid way, so that the color was distributed only on the surface of the object without penetrating as if they were brushstrokes, then he put the vase for a very short time in the oven and then proceeded to a fast cooling; an operation that not everyone is able to do, in fact, it is delegated only to the Glass Masters. The company was founded by Carlo Moretti with his brother Giovanni in 1958 in Murano. In the "factory of the author" Carlo Moretti materializes the infinite forms of glass in refined design objects; it starts from the breath, for that obligatory passage from liquid to solid, which is different every time, like breathing. This is followed by the skillful touch of his craftsmen's hands, a work that is the result of years of experience and secrets of the trade. In the "factory of the author" Carlo and Giovanni Moretti, ahead of their time, always innovate and begin by contaminating the glass with the power of color. As time went by, the two brothers increasingly defined their roles in the company: Carlo was mainly responsible for design and production, while Giovanni focused on communication and market strategies. They were able to reinvent the design of Murano glass, foreseeing in time the changes in taste and guiding them through the needs of the market, renewing production processes that had become cumbersome and continuously imagining communication strategies aimed at the intelligent internationalization of the island's production; Carlo Moretti used to say: "Only in appearance does the world of glass convey an idea of great flexibility because it never stands still, it moves and expands, but then when you get to know it well, it presents great limitations. That's why one enters the factory with one idea but leaves with another, and that's why Moretti was born as an art factory, where the skill of the master and the production processes count a lot. Glass is rebellious, it cannot be tamed, it is a material in continuous transformation, it has its own rules, it must be supported in all phases of the process." Measures diameter cm.10, height cm.30. The vase is in good condition, it has a small chip at the top of the rim (see photo) which we sanded lightly so that it was not sharp. Those that can seem small defects internal or external to the glass (bubbles, lumps, streaks, etc.) are instead the testimony of the handicraft work and not the result of modern operations of mold. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 11.82 in (30 cm)Diameter: 3.94 in (10 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
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  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1966-1967
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. The vase is in good condition, it has a small chip at the top of the rim (see photo) which we sanded lightly so that it was not sharp.
  • Seller Location:
    Prato, IT
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 110281stDibs: LU4632231372592
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