Bicycle made by hand using the lume technique. Murano glass.
Length 19 cm
The lume, or lampwork, technique was already in use during the Renaissance in Venice, and consists of the modelling of glass which has already been made into long canes called canne.
The canes are melted and shaped under a horizontal flame fueled by methane gas and oxygen, called cannello, or blow-torch.
The glass, once softened by the heat, is then modelled with specific instruments, to create final products of varying complexity.