Thursday, March 25, 2010
Want Some Bubbly?
Ever wonder how the Italian artisans at Barbini achieved such uniformity in bubble design? One theory is that the molten glass takes a quick nap on a bed of nails (like so many Swamis) prior to being layered and cooled. The ostrich-like pattern is commonly referred to as "controlled bubbles". This exquisite example is quite large at 6.5" square and just over 3" in height.
Posted by The End of History at 8:25 PM