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  1. pontil(Noun)

    A punty; a metal rod used in the glassblowing process. After a glass vessel has been blown to approximate size and the bottom of the piece has been finalized, the rod, which is tipped with a wad of hot glass, is attached to the bottom of the vessel to hold it while the top is finalized. It often leaves an irregular or ring-shaped scar on the base when removed called the "pontil mark".

  2. Origin: pontil, from pontello or puntello, dim. of punto, from punctum

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  1. Pontil(noun)

    same as Pontee


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