Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Maestro's Masterpiece

The art world lost one of its glass Maestros last year when Vittorio Ferro passed away at 80 years of age. His resume was impressive with a nearly 3 decade tenure at Fratelli Toso where he earned his reputation as a master of the craft. This piece is a treasure from the 1980s when he worked for the factory Fratelli Pagnin - in fact, this piece comes from the Pagnin family's private collection. The technique employed here is referred to as Pezzato, from the Italian for "patchwork" - a complex process that incorporates the melding of vintage Murano murrines (rod segments) into a colorful new work. This is a serious collector's dream. 

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