Blue Goldstone from Milan with natural-forming baroque pearls and silicon carbide on an 18th century Italian gold leaf altar base with pure gold leaf Italian fragment leaves.
This 15-pound goldstone is a type of glittering glass created in a low-oxygen reducing atmosphere. This means that it can’t be found in nature. It was first produced in Venice during the 17th century by the Miotti family with credit specifically going to the Venetian glass crafter, Vincenzo Miotti.
The blue goldstone is adorned with the baroque pearls and silicon carbide which beautifully emulates the iridescence in the Goldstone. The gold leaf Italian altar base and leaves originally came from a wealthy church in Italy and were used to decorate the historic church. Together with the Goldstone, the elements create a uniquely modern, yet historic work that demonstrates significant Italian design.
Size: 11" high x 9.5" wide x 8" deep