A studio art glass tumbler by Michael J. Hunter. Handmade blown glass, the form is hot-worked from sets of four different zanfirico and latticino canes with a transparent red rim to finish. These canes resemble Scottish tartans and are comprised of red, amber, black and white threads. The base is signed ‘M Hunter Twists 23’.
Zanfirico is a type of polychrome cane, they are made by assembling a bundle of rods of different colours, and heating it until the material is soft and viscous. The molten bundle is then attached to two punti sticks and elongated up to 30ft, at the same time the bundle is twisted to produce a spiral pattern. Zanfirico 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
Produced in 2023, period of Elizabeth II. Twists Glass Studio, Selkirk, Scotland.
Excellent, specially selected from the hot glass studio, as new.
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