Large vase, with a flattened spherical form, it opens at the top with an oval aperture. The tones of yellow and orange give a luminous quality to the surface, which has been decorated using a grinding wheel. The different sculpted strips combine with the horizontal bands of colour which cross the vase.
Signed by: Salvadore
c. 48 cm height
c. 45 cm width
c. 15 cm depth
Molatura and battitura (cold-work and wheel-grinding) are techniques, in use for many years, in which the craftsman gouges into the glass, creating different textures on its surface, or to remove the shining, reflective quality of the glass in order to create opaque areas which are pleasant to the touch.
When the object has multiple layers of coloured glass, the deep incisions of the battitura technique are employed to remove the first layer of colour, revealing the colourful layers underneath.