Centerpiece in Murano glass
Pitone is a boat-shaped centerpiece in Murano glass with shinning multicolored transparency combined with strips of gold leaf.
The design of this centerpiece recalls the python skin and the shape is typical of a very popular Venetian boat, the Gondola. The Venetian boat is one of the main characteristics of Venice. Until the advent of motorized vehicles, it was the most suitable transport in Venice. Now their primary role is to carry tourists on rides at fixed rates. It is composed of nearly 300 different pieces.
Like the Gondola, the procedure to create this centerpiece is very complex and laborious. The first step is to compose the sequence of colors, while the second one is to create the shape. This is realized with the technique mosaic using pastel and transparent Murano glass in a combination of colors, blended with gold leaves. The mosaic glass processing technique is performed entirely by hand. Multicolored square or rectangles glass pieces of very small dimensions are meticulously cut and joined together.
MAXI : 115 x 19 cm (45.28 x 7.48 in)
LARGE : 76 x 18 cm (29.92 x 7.09 in)
SMALL : 48 x 12 cm (18.89 x 4.72 in)