Murano glass
 Murano glass
 Murano glass
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Murano glass

Murano glass with a yellow base . This Murano drinking glass is composed of a crystal chalise of a red color. Like many of our Murano Venice glasses this one has its central part worked with a spiral shape . In this Venice Murano glass the whole work of glass handmade is very detailed. Murano art on glass : Murano was settled by the Romans, then from the sixth century by people from Altinum and Oderzo. From the eleventh century, it began to decline as islanders moved to Dorsoduro. From the thirteenth century Murano was ultimately governed by a podestà from Venice.In the following century, exports began, and the island became famous, initially for glass beads and mirrors. Aventurine glass was invented on the island, and for a while Murano was the main producer of glass in Europe. The island later became known for chandeliers. Although decline set in during the eighteenth century, glassmaking is still the island's main industry.Murano's reputation as a center for glassmaking was born when the Venetian Republic, fearing fire and the destruction of the city's mostly wooden buildings, ordered glassmakers to move their foundries to Murano in 1291. Murano's glassmakers were soon numbered among the island's most prominent citizens. By the 14th century, glassmakers were allowed to wear swords, enjoyed immunity from prosecution by the Venetian state, and found their daughters married into Venice's most affluent families. While benefiting from certain statutory privileges, glassmakers were forbidden to leave the Republic. However, many of them took the risks associated with migration and established glass furnaces in surrounding cities and farther afield .Today, the artisans of Murano still employ these centuries-old techniques, crafting everything from contemporary art glass and glass jewelry to Murano glass chandeliers and wine stoppers.

Price: 168,00 euro

Stock availability: 1

Web Code: 000236

Width: 9 cm | 3.54 inches

Height: 26 cm | 10.24 inches

Depth: 9 cm | 3.54 inches

Weight: 0.2 kg | 0.44 Pounds

Age: 2005

Condition: Local Crafts

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