Decorative Glass Platters ‘Vola’ by Carlo Moretti


Mano Volante

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L: 38.5cm x D: 38.5cm x H: 10cm
3 kg

Decorative Glass Platters ‘Vola’ by Carlo Moretti

It takes 20 years to be skilled enough to make these decorative glass platters. It takes 20 years to become a glass master and out of the elite few glass masters, only a fraction are adept enough to learn the ‘mano volante’ technique.

This limited edition platter is handcrafted using the highly complex ‘mano volante’ technique using the finest Murano crystal. Once the two pieces have been fused together, the platter is decorated by the application of hot ivory and orange strips.

Each diamond signed and numbered piece comes with a certificate of authenticity for future investment valuations and provenance.

N.B. The piece in the photo is an example of the series. Each piece is uniquely mouth-blown, so there will be some slight variations in shape and colour.

Decorative Glass Platters – Artist

Carlo Moretti Glass was founded in 1958 by two young brothers from a Murano family of glass makers, Carlo and Giovanni Moretti.

Carlo Moretti is one of the few Murano originals left on the island and has always created innovative as well as classic Murano crystal objects.

Highly sought after by private collectors who value them for their recognisable style and artistic flair.

You will find Moretti pieces in the permanent collections of the most highly regarded Decorative Arts Museums in the world. These include the New York Cooper-Hewitt

Museum and The Museum of Modern Art, The Corning Museum of Glass, the Geneva Musée Ariana, the Prague Museum of Decorative Arts, the Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, Berlin Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz

Kunstgewerbemuseum, the Helsinki National Board of Antiquities, the Lisbon Museo Do Design, the Charleroi Musée du Verre, and the Murano Museo del Vetro.

Since the early 1970s, Carlo Moretti Glass has been at the forefront of the pursuit of new stylistic fashions and utilising rare earth oxides to create a kaleidoscope of new, wondrous colour shades.

In 1974, the original Murano Crystal was rediscovered and led to a profusion of Murano glass designs, including the famous ‘Ottagonale’ and ‘Ovale’ glasses.

His artwork combines the age-old skills of Murano glass masters with contemporary Italian design.

All pieces are unique, hand-blown, signed with a diamond-tipped stylus and numbered. The warranty certificate that each piece comes with has the series number, date made and the production technique used.

Some pieces require the skills and input of up to eleven people, under the guidance of a master glassmaker.

Each piece is mouth-blown into a mould made from wild pear. It is then finished using the Flying Hand technique and finished with an array of classic elements such as canes, murrine, drop and other classically recognisable Murano finishing touches.

Carlo Moretti Glass was acquired by another Murano company that operates in the world of fashion, in 2013.

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 38.5 × 38.5 × 10 cm


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