Igor Balbi - Murano - Artistic Chalice XL (h 27.5 cm)

Igor Balbi - Murano - Artistic Chalice XL (h 27.5 cm)
Italy - 2019 - Glass

Collection "Master of Murano Glass - unique pieces handmade by the artist".
Artwork n. 112

Artistic chalice in Murano glass by the master Igor Balbi, made using the lume (flameworking) technique, entirely handmade, a unique piece.
Size: 27.5, cup diameter: 6.3 cm, base diameter: 8 cm (approx.)

XL chalice made with an original combination of glass pastes, that create in the goblet the colour known as 'Balbi Green', a unique hue of green with amber and brown shades, which reminds of the typical colours of the Venetian lagoon.
The chalice is characterised by a cup internally decorated with an elegant stem, with cream and green coloured hues.
The opaline, cream coloured base reveals petal decorations with green hues, surrounded by points of black as in an elegant embroidery.
Each small imperfection is proof of the uniqueness of this gorgeous chalice, entirely handmade.

Balbi reinterprets a recurrent theme of the Muranese tradition: the chalice is revived with his hands, as a unique and sculptural piece.
His mastery, which makes his pieces unique amongst their kind, allows him to achieve colouration, patterns, shapes and effects that appear to be technically and chemically impossible.
With more than 20 years of learning and experimentation, Balbi has transcended the tradition to perfect his own personal lume (flameworking) technique that takes his name, recognised and studied by the Corning Museum of Glass.

This artwork is part of the collection 'Master of Murano Glass - Contemporary', 701 original glass works of art made by Muranese experts and carefully curated by i-AM Foundation.
Each artwork is accompanied by the certificate of authenticity and is amongst the works being offered in the catalogue in production, by UNIQUE Edition Press, Milan.

Professionally packaged and shipped.

Lot details
Artistic Chalice XL (h 27.5 cm)
Designer/ Artist
Igor Balbi
Manufacturer/ Brand
Estimated Period
Country of Origin
As new - unused
27.5×6.3×8 cm
15 g
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