For your consideration, please see this really lovely Centerpiece or Serving Bowl by ColleVilca of Colle di Val D'Elsa, Italy. This contemporary crystal bowl is completely clear and features vertical -to- horizontal - to- crescent shaped cuts.
The Colle acid etch mark is located on the bottom of the piece. There are four small rubber pieces adhered to the underside of the bowl to keep it from scratching on surfaces. It is in excellent, pre-owned condition.Please be sure to see all photos and let me know if you have any questions. Many thanks for looking and happy shopping! COLLEVILCA is an Italian company boasting over 60 years of experience in the artisanal tradition and art of working with lead crystal. It is located in the rolling Tuscan countryside of the Chianti zone, in the beautiful town of Colle di Val d'Elsa (among Florence, Siena and San Gimignano), considered the Italian crystal capital, as glass and crystalware have been produced for over 800 years. Making the most of a treasure trove of two generations' worth of experience, the traditional way of working with crystal is repeated unchanged even today, with each phase done completely by hand.
The blowing, modelling and finishing of the pieces is linked to the ceremonial magic of the masters, who transform a shapeless glowing mass into an object of art with their keen skill. This magic touch of the glass master has never been surpassed. The main difference between Glass and Crystal lies in the presence of lead oxide. This oxide gives glass certain characteristics that make it particularly interesting. PbO, in fact, increases the density of glass and consequently greatly increases its refraction index.
This kind of glass thus approaches the optical properties of diamonds: the light that touches it is refracted much more than normal glass thus giving it that particular brilliance typical of lead crystal. The greater the content of lead oxide, the greater is this effect. Only glass that contains at least 24% lead oxide can be legally called CRYSTAL or Crystal Glass.
A higher content of lead oxide, however, would give a yellowish color to the glass. Only with the close collaboration between specialized chemists and master glassblowers can the composition turn into a clear, transparent, brilliant and stable material, worthy of being called CRYSTAL. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Centerpieces".
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