By lampwork we mean a branch of glass processing performed using a burner, commonly called a “torch (cannello)” in which oxygen and methane gas (but alternatively also propane) are mixed to obtain a correct combustion so as to obtain a flame sufficient “hot“, inside which glass rods (semi-finished) can be melted, (attention melted not melted) and the manual skill of the worker will cause those same rods to become more or less elaborate glass objects.
The ancient art of lampworking has today reached an extraordinary and universally recognized technical-executive excellence. The glass used for this procedure is exclusively Murano glass, changeable and with different thicknesses.
The objects worked in this way include all those that could not be obtained by blowing in the furnace, which therefore required a longer processing, as well as greater skill on the part of the master glassmaker. Consequently, above all the pearls are created with the working of the “lampworking“.
With them, in the nineteenth century, utensils much loved by the population were created, from perfume bottles to the famous figured murrine.