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The video shows the parts of this object being made and placed temporarily in a hot oven. After attaching the base to a pontil, the parts are, one at a time, joined using small amounts of molten glass (‘glue bits’).
The video shows the canes being made, cut, and preheated on a ceramic place-holding plate. A solid cylindrical mass of glass on the end of a blowpipe is rolled over the canes, thus attaching them. The glass is then inflated. Next, in an unusual process, both the stem and the foot are formed from a single bubble of glass.
The video shows retortoli canes being made and cut, then placed on a ceramic place-holding plate and then pre-heated. Next, a thick cylindrical bubble of glass is rolled over the canes, thus embedding them in its surface. Glassblowing is then used to make the vessel and its foot.
The video shows, first, the four elements of the goblet and a fifth element for the finial of the lid being made and place in an oven. Next, the assembly process begins. After the foot element has been attached to a pontil, the other parts are added and adhered together using small amounts of glass—'glue bits’—freshly gathered from the furnace. The lid is made and then, while it is held from the inside with a pontil, the cross-topped crown-shaped finial is attached.
The video shows white canes of a small diameter being made. Next, the pre-heated canes are rolled up on the exterior of a thick-walled, cylindrical bubble of glass. This is then formed into a preliminary stem and foot construction, to be used later in the manufacturing process. The bowl is blown from colorless glass, and the stem and foot are added to its end. The vessel is then completed on the pontil.
The video shows a soft bubble of glass being forcefully pulled by its end to become long, narrow, and tapering to a point. After mereses, a stem, and a foot are made, the vessel is transferred to a pontil and the opening is shaped.
The video begins with the making of the different canes and bands required. After these elements are rolled up on the end of a blowpipe, the open-ended cylinder is lined with colorless glass using the sbruffo method. Glassblowing is then employed to make the vessel. The handle is fashioned from excess canes left on the end of the blowpipe.
The video shows the vessel being made in a sequence of steps, one of which includes the use of a full-size blow-mold. The manufacturing process for the lid is then shown.
The video shows the three parts—bowl, stem, and foot—attached directly from above without the use of mereses, which are more conventionally employed.
A partly hollow combination merese/avolio construction is added to the tip of a bubble of glass that eventually becomes the bowl (or cup). A complex, multi-part stem and foot are then attached. The vessel is completed while it is held by a pontil.
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