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A Murano Clear and Golden Art Glass Heirloom Tomato Paperweight with leaves or sepals dusted in Gold Flecks by Barovier & Toso

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A Clear Art Glass Heirloom Tomato paperweight with one vine stem and a leaves with Gold Flecks (heat turns aventurine to golden flakes) reminiscent of a Gord, Pumpkin, Squash or a Persimmon. Wonderful for the display case, bookshelf or dinner table centerpiece arrangement from Halloween to Christmas.

The gold flecks, subject matter and the exit point of the pontil on its bottom make it likely MURANO by Barovier & Toso.

Piece weighs 346g or 12 1/8oz and is of a H L and W of 3 1/2" 3 3/4" and 3 3/4" or a circumference of 12".

Wake up any tablescape with these parked among your meal's fir tree trimmings?

Aventurine, a glass that was popular in the 18th century, features a multitude of brilliantly sparkling tiny metallic flakes (Beaker with Chalcedony Glass and Aventurine). Although the flakes look like gold, they are, in fact, copper crystals. In order for them to form properly and to “grow” to the right size, the molten raw materials must be brought up to a specific maximum temperature at the correct rate, held there for just the right amount of time, and then—most critically—cooled inordinately quickly. Any errors at any stage would result in a failed melt. This is the basis of the name aventurine: making this specialty glass was considered a risky and potentially costly adventure.
A Clear Art Glass Heirloom Tomato paperweight with one vine stem and a leaves with Gold Flecks (heat turns aventurine to golden flakes) reminiscent of a Gord, Pumpkin, Squash or a Persimmon. Wonderful for the display case, bookshelf or dinner table centerpiece arrangement from Halloween to Christmas.

The gold flecks, subject matter and the exit point of the pontil on its bottom make it likely MURANO by Barovier & Toso.

Piece weighs 346g or 12 1/8oz and is of a H L and W of 3 1/2" 3 3/4" and 3 3/4" or a circumference of 12".

Wake up any tablescape with these parked among your meal's fir tree trimmings?

Aventurine, a glass that was popular in the 18th century, features a multitude of brilliantly sparkling tiny metallic flakes (Beaker with Chalcedony Glass and Aventurine). Although the flakes look like gold, they are, in fact, copper crystals. In order for them to form properly and to “grow” to the right size, the molten raw materials must be brought up to a specific maximum temperature at the correct rate, held there for just the right amount of time, and then—most critically—cooled inordinately quickly. Any errors at any stage would result in a failed melt. This is the basis of the name aventurine: making this specialty glass was considered a risky and potentially costly adventure.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(28)
Reviewed by sallen2679
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 3, 2018
I love him! I was a little surprised at his size but I had the perfect place in my home. It's amazing how perfect he is considering his age. Thank you!
1960s Italian Shaped White Wine Blown Crackle Wine bottle! An Alligator-Cornucopia for your Tablescape or a Crocodile Decanter, Wine Vessel

Reviewed by Christopher
5 out of 5 stars
Oct 19, 2017
Perfect size / weight, beautiful design : )

Goes along great with my Florentine pen and mail holders!
Murano Italian Paperweight of Red and White Millefiori (of Murrine Cane/Rod) on Green Background. Art Glass Paperweight

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A Murano Clear and Golden Art Glass Heirloom Tomato Paperweight with leaves or sepals dusted in Gold Flecks by Barovier & Toso

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: glass, goldstone, aventurine, gold, gold flecks
  • Feedback: 28 reviews
  • Favorited by: 3 people
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