A fundamental moment in the restoration process is the reproduction phase of the missing elements, ie any leaves, flowers, cups and so on, these must be redesigned on paper and shapes one by one to then obtain the missing piece of glass giving it the most similar shape possible to the original.
DURING THIS PROCESS OF REMAKING OF THE CHANDELIER’S ELEMENTS, IT IS INTERESTING TO KNOW THAT WE STILL USE THE SAME WORK TOOLS USED BY THE MASTERS OF THE PAST.
APPARENTLY, THESE TOOLS ARE SIMPLE TOOLS MOSTLY MADE IN IRON SOMETIMES IN WOOD, BUT EACH OF THEM HAS A PRECISE TASK FOR THE PURPOSE OF BLOWING, CUTTING, STAPLING the incandescent glass which can only be processed at the temperature of 1200/1400 degrees CENTIGRADE.
ONCE THE REPRODUCED PIECE IS FINISHED, THE SAME ONE MUST BE PUT IN THE SO-CALLED “FORNO DI MUFFOLA”. THIS KIND OF OVEN HAS THE ROLE of bringing it back slowly to room temperature. OFTEN, THIS PROCESS CAN LAST AN ENTIRE NIGHT.