Millefiori Bowl

Millefiori Bowl

1-100

Glass

Overall: 4.3 x 8.7 cm (1 11/16 x 3 7/16 in.); Diameter of foot: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

General Income Fund 1919.10

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Did you know?

Millefiori, Italian for “thousand flowers,” describes the ancient glass-making technique later revived by Venetian artisans.

Description

Mosaic glass, also called millefiori, was cast in a two-part mold. Fused glass rods of different colors were bundled together into patterns, then sliced into disk-shaped cross sections. These were placed within the mold and heated until fused. After cooling, the vessel’s surface was fire- or wheel-polished.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Roman
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Glass
Medium: 
Glass
Credit line: 
General Income Fund

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