This suspension is a bit of history of glass making.
It’s the enfancy of Lino Tagliapietra, made when he was at Effetre International.
The shape is known as Magia and was produced in the 80s.
The piece shows a central body in white opaline and a flap incalmo, with 80 filigree canes twised (mena, in Muranese glassmaking vocabulary) . Such a fine work and details with no flaws. It’s not just a beautiful fixture, it is a collectors piece. The piece is not done -alla prima- where the shape is hand opened over a first blown. There is first an incalmo process of two vases, one opaline and one ritorto filgree, than joined together, passed at puntello to avoid having a mass of glass at the tip, and opened to 62 cms 25in. No one can do this piece nowadays.
A masterpiece. I have seen many pieces like this but nothing can even compare to the beauty and the skill used attain a gorgeous fixture like this.