Hand Blown Glass Fruit

Delectable, Delicious, Delightful.

fruit (n. a.) The ripened ovary or ovaries of a seed-bearing plant, together with accessory parts, containing the seeds and occurring in a wide variety of forms. It is sometimes edible, usually sweet and fleshy for of such a structure.

Virginia Wilson Toccalino creates various types of Filigree and Ribbon Glass Fruit. All are personally hand blown and signed in Milton, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto area. Handblown glass Apples, pears, lemons and limes are life sized replicas of natures beauty. These items are made using ancient techniques developed in the Italian Venetian lagoon on the island of Murano in the year 1526. Thank you for supporting fine Canadian Hand blown art glass

Filigree glass was invented in Murano,Italy by glass masters Filippo and Bernardo  Cantani,of the glass house Sirena in 1527, an elaborate process that was indeed difficult to perform. It would be 10 years before other glassmakers on the Island of Murano would reproduce, copy or imitate this technique and hundreds of years before this secret would be revealed to the rest of the world. Filigree Glass, unlike conventional blown glass, was suitable for only the uppermost tables of society as it was not common. This elaborate form of Filigrana Glass is responsible for the fame of Murano style glass today.  Today after much experimentation, Virginia Wilson Toccalino brings you various types of Filigree and Ribbon Glass Fruit. Some are signed with a signature murrini, which is a slice of glass with the artists initials that Virginia made carefully at her torch. These fruit have various types of Zanfirico canes alternating with Latticino canes giving these pieces a destinct pattern. Note the precise matching of the cane pattern and consistency of twist.

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