Signed — Amazing workmanship – NO RESERVE! This eye-catching work is signed “Lokena” — possibly associated with Lokena Ceramics, which was owned by artist Don Payton. A rare, stunning specimen of fused glass art, possibly in the form of a kaku (barracuda). In Polynesian art the barracuda motif is used to represent fierceness, determination, the warrior. 37 1/8″ x 6 7/8″ x 1 3/4, weighs 7lbs 11.8oz. From a Honolulu estate. Condition is as viewed. About the fused glass. Glass fusing is a process where pieces of glass are joined together by melting them in a kiln to a temperature of around 800°C. Pieces of compatible glass are selected, cut and sometimes ground into shape and then placed in a kiln. The glass heats up slowly and then faster and the glass softens, becomes hotter and more fluid and then sticks together. It eventually cools slowly and then will be solid. A second firing with the fused glass piece balanced over or inside a mould is called slumping. The first fusing and kiln casting (a process which also uses a kiln to melt and shape glass pieces placed inside a mould) was produced by the ancient Mesopotamians in the 2nd millennium B. These processes evolved from ceramic and metal working techniques and glass was considered a precious material alongside silver and gold. The Ancient Egyptians also developed the process. By the latter half of the second millennium they became proficient in fusing the other glass techniques. Greeks and Romans continued to improve the technique. If you had us bookmarked as MaunaKeaGalleries, please update your bookmarks as we have changed our username to better reflect the rebranding of our business. The item “RARE 1950’S HAWAII MID-CENTURY FUSED GLASS & CERAMIC FRAMED PANEL” is in sale since Thursday, January 26, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Hawaiian\Other Hawaiian Collectibles”. The seller is “manuantiques” and is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Provenance: Hawaii Estate
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States