Decoration obtained by applying threads of lattimo glass or vitreous paste round the body of the item in a festoon-like wavy pattern, obtained by means of a kind of metal comb called “maneretta” passed uniformly over the surface. This technique goes back to the ancient Egyptians and the Phoenicians to decorate flacons and ampoules.

During the nineteenth century it met with great success in Murano and in the late 20s it was used by the firm of MVM Cappellin & C. to make a series of vases, designed by Carlo Scarpa, of outstanding refinement in both the purity of the forms and the combination of colors of the vitreous pastes together with the application of gold and silver leaves. During the 50s the firm of Barovier & Toso also used slight variations such as in the “neoli- tici” alld in the ‘‘graffiti’;’ in both case, the applications were submerged by a layer of colourless glass after being ‘‘pettinate’’.