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These are pictures of something I have been fascinated by ever since I was a child and was visiting, with childish curiosity, my father’s glassworks. The “MAGIOSSO”: a wooden tool with half-spherical form, used for rounding up and shape the “PEA” (bolo or parison). Only pearwood is used to produce this tool because the molten mass taken from the pot has a temperature of 1000-1100 °C ( 1800-2000 °F). What fascinated me was the marvelous design of this tool: a genuine Artcraft!

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