Dglass123 â€” Ooops, but I was being honest, and showing unusual enthusiasm. I think that the last time I was so taken with something new to me was here
, and this was both pressed and completed by hand, just like your candleholders.
It is actually relatively uncommon to find completely hand-made glass, made without the use of moulds or formers in any way, from Murano, elsewhere in Italy, or anywhere else. I had the greatest pleasure watching one of those lovely crystal female torsos being sculpted on one of my visits to Murano, and that was completely hand-made, which explains why they are so costly (two skilled glassmakers took over half an hour).
By the way, after I posted above, I got out a ladle, to see how it would fall, and I'm sure that my speculation has some merit. Have you tried it?
Nic â€” Murano is an island, two islands, three islands, or seven islands, depending on how big you want the gap to be before you regard two pieces of land as separate islands.