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svazzo:
This topic has been edited from the "Best piece in your Murano collection" Topic....

This is Cathy's photo of her Murano collection, of which the small Venini Egg timer started this discussion about the "Incalmo" Technique.

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--- Quote from: "Max" ---I'm so happy!  These are GREAT pieces!  I'm a bit of a Murano girl at heart you see.   :D

I think (Javier might correct me) that Cathys smaller eggtimer is incalmo, which is a terribly difficult technique...how super to own one!....  
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Hi Max,
I am not sure, but I think the Egg timers are made in 2 separate pieces (anyone, please let me know if Im wrong), so I dont think they would be called incalmo. If they are 1 piece, them I would think so.
Javier

Max:

--- Quote ---I am not sure, but I think the Egg timers are made in 2 separate pieces (anyone, please let me know if Im wrong), so I dont think they would be called incalmo. If they are 1 piece, them I would think so.
Javier
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Isn't incalmo two separate blown pieces umm...sort of 'hot fused' together? Hold on...Venini's site says:

Incalmo:  A highly difficult technique that consists of joining two blown glass shapes of identical diameter while hot, so as to obtain a single object composed of different parts, usually made of different colours.

That does sounds like the egg-timers doesn't it?  Well, unless they're joined in another way?  :?  :?  I love the look it achieves anyway, especially in cylinder vases.

svazzo:
Hi Max,
Guess I should have explained myself a little better.
I think the egg timers are made in 2 separate pieces and then put together after cooled. I think that is how they can put the sand inside. "Incalmo" would be done while hot, and fuse the 2 glass pieces together.

Javier

Max:

--- Quote ---I think the egg timers are made in 2 separate pieces and then put together after cooled. I think that is how they can put the sand inside.
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LOLOL!  Quite so Javier!  Stupid me!  (http://www.smileys.ws/sm/action/00000061.gif)

CathyG:
I believe the sand was added after the piece was blown. That's why they have holes with cork stoppers. The Incalmo technique makes sense to me. I've seen pieces put together after cooling and these pieces don't look put together their all one piece.

CathyG

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