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by Rosa Barovier Mentasti
Applied festoon filament decoration dates back to the early days of the history of glass and was used on both pearls and containers.
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Incandescent glass filaments are pulled out of a crucible and applied on the object with a short and thin pontil, which in Murano is called a spiral 'speo' (spear) or vertical 'speo' or other depending on the various decorative motifs.
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The threads can be in relief or incorporated into the wall by marvering the object, that is, rolling it on a metal or marble surface.
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