A very unusual and very scarce deep red colour sample cylinder from Vetreria Stefano Toso, Murano, in the early-mid 1990s, and would originally have been used to maintain consistent colours long production runs. Despite its industrial nature, it is a stunning sculptural item.
Exceptionally heavy at 3.5kg / 7.8lb, the cylinder has a core of deep, almost opaque, crimson red, heavily cased in an irregularly faced layer of clear glass. It is closed at both ends, with one end being finished in a very large semi-polished pontil mark.
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