Absolutely Beautiful Quality Vintage Heavy (1.2kg) Italian Murano Glass 10/26cm Vase. Marvellous vase in excellent condition as shown in 12 pictures attached. Please browse all photographs for size, weight & condition as they are self explanatory. Murano glass is glass made on the Venetian island of Murano, which has specialized in fancy glasswares for centuries.
Muranos glassmakers led Europe for centuries, developing or refining many technologies including crystalline glass, enamelled glass (smalto), glass with threads of gold (aventurine), multicolored glass (millefiori), milk glass (lattimo), and imitation gemstones made of glass. Today, the artisans of Murano are still employing these centuries-old techniques, crafting everything from contemporary art glass and glass figurines to Murano glass chandeliers and wine stoppers, as well as tourist souvenirs. Today, Murano is home to a vast number of factories and a few individual artists' studios making all manner of glass objects from mass marketed stemware to original sculpture. The Museo del Vetro (Glass Museum) in the Palazzo Giustinian houses displays on the history of glassmaking as well as glass samples ranging from Egyptian times through the present day. The item "Superb Vintage Submerged Venetian Murano Sommerso Italian 10/26cm Glass Vase" is in sale since Thursday, August 30, 2018.This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Italian". The seller is "santoor-uk" and is located in Ladywell (Near Eccles), Greater Manchester. This item can be shipped worldwide.