From Patchen's Foglio series, this flattened vessel was created through the difficult technique called murrini, which involves making highly-patterned glass ''tiles', carefully composing hundreds of them into a mosaic, then fusing them together to construct a glass bubble all before blowing the final shape. This style of Foglio is composed with a variety of murrine and cane (patterned rods of glass) that Patchen has created over a number of weeks. Since Patchen is always creating different murrine patterns, each Mixed Murrine Foglio is unique. This piece is large and double-encased in clear glass for great depth, optics and stability. Sizes may vary ~1" in width or height. Museum Wax is recommended if added security is desired. Please note that this piece should not be displayed in direct sunlight, as the different types of glass can heat unevenly, and crack.