This gorgeous Murano round paperweight is showcasing the most popular Murano glass technique - Millefiori (translated from Italian as a thousand flowers). Murano masters use this ancient glassmaking method with great precision, creating ever-more-complex designs and shapes, which earn them worldwide fame. This very complicated technique is based on combining lots of tiny glass mosaic pieces and manipulating them by hand and in the furnace. This results in pieces that are unique, colorful, and mesmerizing.
This fine square featuring lots of colors and intricate shapes on each little Millefiori piece was crafted entirely by hand in a family workshop on Murano island, which has been specializing in Millefiori for decades. This beautiful and timeless Murano glass sculpture will be an instant conversation piece in your home or office and can be used as a decorative display piece or as a functional paperweight. It makes an amazing gift for a special person in your life, who will no doubt appreciate its artistry and fine craftsmanship, and treasure the special bond with Venice.
This paperweight measures 4 inches in diameter and is about 7/8 inch thick. The rectangle paperweight is created by a master from a well-known Murano glass-making family using only traditional techniques and tools. It comes with the certificate of authenticity. Because of the features of Millefiori Murano Glass technique, each paperweight is unique, and while it will always be in the color pattern and shape shown, there will inevitably be variations in the patterns of each individual piece, which is what makes authentic Murano Glass so popular and sought-after. For many years GlassOfVenice has focused solely on direct import and worldwide distribution of authentic Murano Glass from Venice, Italy.
GlassOfVenice was founded by a team of people with passion for Italy and Venice and appreciation of Venetian artistic heritage. The company carries the full range of Murano Glass crafted by the top artisans, from jewelry to tabletop, vases, sculptures, and chandeliers. GlassOfVenice stocks all its products in the U. Warehouse and ships to retail and wholesale customers worldwide. Here is a video of the product.
The technique of fusing together small colored fragments of glass dates all the way back to Ancient Egypt and Rome. After the fall of Rome, having been lost for centuries, this intricate technique was reinvented by Murano glass masters in the 15th century, and given new life and worldwide fame.While this technique is called "Murrine" on Murano island, outside of Venice it was dubbed "Millefiori", or "a thousand flowers" for its resemblance to a blossoming meadow. A Millefiori design starts with the rods of different colors, each made by stretching a blob of glass into a cane. These canes are then cut into small segments, and the segments are carefully arranged by hand into a pattern that fits within a desired shape.
Finally, the resulting arrangement is put into a special furnace where the tiny glass pieces are carefully fused together in high heat, and then gradually cooled off. This is how Murano masters create their famous Millefiori pendants, earrings, cufflinks, pill boxes, paperweights and many other beautiful and unique Millefiori jewelry pieces that are instantly recognized and valued for their artistic appeal and fine craftsmanship. Enjoy your Murano Glass jewelry creation, knowing that it was carefully handmade by talented Murano Glass artisans in Venice, Italy. It is our goal to get the products to our customers safely and quickly.Every piece is packaged very carefully, using appropriate padding and special corrugated boxes to ensure safe journey. Please keep in mind that Murano Glass is a handcrafted artisan product that is created using only basic tools and centuries-old techniques in traditional glass-making workshops in Venice, Italy. This means that no two items can ever be the same and variations of colors, patterns, and sizes is a normal characteristic of this product.
Colors, patterns, and designs that differ from the photos you see on the site do not constitute defects but mean that you are purchasing authentic artistic product shaped by the hands and fantasy of the master artisan in Venice. If you feel that there is something wrong with the product you received please let us know immediately so that we can properly assist you. Anything that comes in sealed factory packaging, such as chains, must have the packaging intact and unopened. Please note that special and custom orders are not refundable. Place the packaged product in a protective outer box.
Ste B1 Glen Rock, NJ 07452. The item "GlassOfVenice Murano Glass Millefiori Round Paperweight Large" is in sale since Tuesday, May 8, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights".The seller is "glassofvenice" and is located in Glen Rock, NJ, USA. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.