Mike Hunter Twists Glass 2016 Owl Murrini and Rose Canes Concentric Millefiori Paperweight. This wonderful paperweight is a close concentric design with five rows of complex millefiori and a central owl murrini cane. The owl murrini cane is surrounded by a ring of yellow and white rods. There is also an additional outer ring of millefiori that forms the stave basket. The two innermost rings have complex canes made up of white star canes.
The next ring has fourteen lilac colored rose canes which alternate with seven more of the white complex star canes. And then the two outer rings consist of large complex millefiori canes.
The design is set in a stave basket pulled to the bottom and has a translucent blue ground. It is signed on the base with an engraved signature "M Hunter Twists 16 1 of 1" and Mike Hunter's "MH" signature cane. It also has the Twists Glass clear plastic label. Note : All of Michael Hunter's paperweights are unique and not replicated. This paperweight and all others are signed 1 of 1.
As Mike says, One Of One Means One Only! Please ignore the white areas, they are glare from the lights. Michael James Hunter is one of the United Kingdoms foremost glass artists. In 1998 he established his own studio Twists Glass in Selkirk, Scotland with his wife Susan Hunter as his partner and business manager. He made his first ventures into paperweights in 2004.All his works of art are unique and are not replicated. They are signed 1 of 1. Michael often says that his training as apprentice at Wedgwood taught him the foundations of glass work, he self-taught everything else. He has demonstrated that he is the master of many glass techniques including Vetro a Fili, Vetro a Retortoli (Filigree), Reticello, Latticinio, Incalmo, Merletto, Murrine, Pate de Verre, Cameo, Graal, Incalmo and torch work. Michael Hunter is the recipient of many awards for his excellence in design and execution and his work can be found in many museum collections. Large Size : Just over 3" diameter by just over 2" high. Signature : It is signed on the base with an engraved signature "M Hunter Twists 16 1 of 1" and Mike Hunter's "MH" signature cane. Condition : Excellent original condition with no cracks or chips or scratches. Allan's Paperweights is owned by Allan Port.
If in doubt, please check with me first. Please do not ask me to declare this a gift. The item "Mike Hunter Twists Glass 2016 Owl Murrini Roses Concentri Millefiori Paperweight" is in sale since Sunday, August 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights". The seller is "paperweights" and is located in Wellesley, Massachusetts.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, France, Australia.