Murano Glass was Canadas first handmade decorative glassware company. It was founded by three master glass artisans from Venice: glasscutter Angelo Tedesco, and glassblowers Luigi Tedesco (his brother) and Sergio Pagnin (his brother-in-law). As the business expanded, additional glassblowers were hired from Venice, as well as many assistants from Cornwall and the nearby St.
Regis Mohawk Reserve at Akwesasne. Early production was in the style of traditional Venetian glasswareornate and elaborate. But when Sid Heyes from Toronto joined the firm as its first president, and Garry Daigle from Montreal became its first sales manager, they convinced general manager Angelo Tedesco and the glassblowers that Canadian buyers wanted much simpler styles.When production shifted to the fluid lines and heavy free-form style of what is known as stretch glass, sales began to soar. In late 1962, the company changed its name to Chalet Artistic Glass to make it obvious to consumers that this was a Canadian company producing Canadian designs for Canadian tastes. Although collectors today call these pieces Chalet Glass, the word Artistic was included in the company name to emphasize that their ware was handmade by skilled artisans. The brilliant transparent colours are delightfully appealing.
The organic, flowing shapes are anything but boring. The companys range included centrepieces, bowls, vases, candle holders, baskets, goblets, birds and animals. Chalet Glass reached far into the United States and Commonwealth markets, offering more than 400 shapes. Its success was attributed to the novelty, beauty and affordability of its products. My goal is to help discarded cool stuff to find new homes with a new generation.
So please be mindful that the pieces in my store have had a previous life and are not perfect. I do my best to point out every little nick and blemish they have endured over the decades.Please take the time to review the pictures. If you have any questions, use Etsy conversation. The item "17.5 wide Mid century Murano style Blue Chalet glass hand blown gondola" is in sale since Wednesday, November 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Other North American Art Glass". The seller is "sablescoolstuff" and is located in Powassan, Ontario.
This item can be shipped worldwide.