A reproduction flower made by a local glassblower as part of an order for replacements for damaged items that comprise a Venetian statue and floral arrangment thought to be 17th or 18th century.
Two prunts I made used to form surface detail on various of the replacement parts.
One type of flower required, this being one of the original undamaged flowers.
A prunt used to form the petal rib detail on the flower.
Replacements for damaged leaves were required and the press shown was made to produce the surface detail.
Another leaf replacement project for larger leaves.
Each leaf has a surface coating of crushed glass and this is warmed to promote sticking to the main glass leaf.
Once the mould and crushed glass has been suitably warmed the main glass pour is done.
This is allowed to flow out.
The upper press piece, a poured leaf, and the plaster former in place on the marver.
Detail for the upper press piece used to form the upper surface detail of the leaf.
A leaf after pressing.
After pressing the leaf is draped over the plaster former and the tip lifted using tweezers to form the final shape.
The completed chandelier with the new leaves in place.