Millefiori

Charles Kaziun Jr. (American, 1919 to 1992), red coiled rose pedestal paperweight, with three millefiori canes on a blue ground

p4A ItemID F7969770
Clichy scrambled millefiori paperweight, with a fragment of a Clichy rose cane

p4A ItemID F7969736
New England Glass Company spaced millefiori paperweight on a white latticinio ground, the central cane surrounded by seven eagle silhouettes

p4A ItemID F7969731
New England Glass Company spaced millefiori paperweight on a white latticinio ground, with typical quatrefoil faceting

p4A ItemID F7961535

Millefiori

The term “millefiori” is a combination of the Italian words “mille” (thousand) and “fiori” (flowers). It is a glasswork technique in which a number of glass rods of different sizes and colors are fused together and cut into sections that form various decorative patterns. Typically the pattern is then embedded in colorless transparent glass to make items such as paperweights.


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