The shell shaped perfume bottle is unusually delightful with its unusual shape – the mottled orange hues decorate the body and a wonderful swirl in the stopper. The bottle and stopper is 19cm long- the bottle 12cm long and 6cm wide.
Tony Trivett was born in England in 1948 and migrated to Australia in 1967. In England Tony served a six (6) year intense apprenticeship as a Scientific Glassblower at Fisons Scientific in Loughbrough, England.
Upon arriving in Australia Tony worked at the University of Adelaide as the Chief Glassblower and in 1977 relocated to Tasmania and accepted the position as the Chief Glassblower at the University of Tasmania. For nine (9) years Tony also ran the Chemistry Certificate Course in Glassblowing at TAFE in Tasmania.
In 1990 Tony resigned from his position at the University of Tasmania to devote his time to designing and making his range of beautiful perfume bottles.
Tony Trivett makes his creations by lampwork, using borosilicate (Pyrex) tubing and rods, and formed in a burner and coloured with metal oxides.
Lampworking is a type of glasswork where a torch or lamp is primarily used to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. Lampworking became widely practiced in Murano, Italy in the 14th century.
In the mid 19th century lampwork technique was extended to the production of paperweights, primarily in France, where it became a popular art form, still collected today. Lampworking differs from glassblowing in that glassblowing uses a furnace and glory hole as the primary heat source, although torches are also used.