Zorzi now had the whole vessel, with its spout and handle, on the pontil.
Then he put the pontil in its place and went to tend the fire.
The pontil scar itself is missing, but the thick curving section leaves little doubt as to its original appearance.
It was then cracked off from the pontil and carried away, a finished liqueur-glass of the tiniest size, to be annealed.
He left the cooling piece on the pontil, lying across the arms of the stool, and took his blow-pipe again.
The superfluous material taken up on the pontil, and the shards of articles broken in process of manufacture.
pontil, pon′til, n. an iron rod used in glass-making for revolving the glass while soft.
Zorzi was seated on the working stool, the pontil in one hand, the 'porcello' in the other.