A Mike Hunter Zanfirico glass tumbler. It has a black trailing rim with various shades of white, yellow and green Zanfirco fused together using the incalmo technique. A wonderful example of workmanship first perfected in the 1830's.
As described by the Corning Museum
Zanfirico is a type of polychrome cane made by assembling a bundle of rods of different colors, and heating it until it is soft. The bundle is then attached to two pontils and elongated by drawing. At the same time, the bundle is twisted to produce a spiral pattern. Zanfirico, which is a synonym for vetro a retorti, takes its name from the Venetian dealer Antonio Sanquirico, who, in the 1830s, encouraged the revival on Murano of this and other traditional techniques.
Date & Origin
Selkirk, Scotland c2012. Period of Elizabeth II.
Excellent, no chips cracks or restoration.
Height: 11.2cm Diameter: 7.4cm.
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