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Murano Venetian or Italian Paperweight of Red and White Millefiori on a blue sea cushion (of Murrine Cane/Rod) Art Glass ORIGINAL STICKER!!

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This paperweight features the famous Murano Art Glass Millefiori design! Look like Old Money! Faded Original Sticker!

This is a good example of the glass working intricacies made in Murano as denoted by its base which has light but appropriate use consistent with its age. Light wreathing and wonderful pertness or water droplet shape.

Dimensions: 276g or 9 3/4oz. 2.5" in diameter and 2." high.

Background:
At the dawn of 13th century, the city of Venice was the known world’s major hub of glass creation. By the late 13th century, glass makers on the group of islands called Murano, perfected the art with brilliant methods and recipes.

It is widely believed the glass makers and their furnaces were isolated on the Murano islands of the Venice lagoon (Adriatic Sea) to prevent fires from spreading in the city of Venice. The fear of fire may have been a factor, but proprietary secrets were the main concern.

Although the glass maker’s captors provided them with the finer things in life, captivity itself made them yearn to leave. The glass trade monopoly began to crack by the mid-14th century as escapees from Murano plied their trade outside of the Republic of Venice. By the 1600’s, Venetian glass secrets were spread around the world.

No longer holding the monopoly of fine glass, and unhappily under the rule of Austria, the Venetians experienced a decline until the mid-19th century. The Austrian government preferred Bohemian glass and the import of raw materials to Murano was restricted and highly taxed. To its rescue came the Fratelli Toso family in 1854 and Antonia Salviati in 1859. Their companies employed the skills and inventions of Murano’s glory days, lost for over 200 years, and incorporated ancient forms and methods once practiced by the Phoenicians and Romans.

Again Murano glass found itself in the welcoming arms of the world. In 1866 Venice freed itself from Austria to become part of the Kingdom of Italy. Glass producers from the region again began to flourish. Wealthy Americans routinely enjoyed lengthy tours of Europe and it is estimated that 80% of the Italian glass output was brought to America as souvenirs.

In the 1950’s an explosion of creativity prompted yet another world-wide craving for Italian-made glass. The Toso and Salviati companies along with Vistosi, Venini, Barbini, Toso, Barovier and Seguso, among others provided the world with creative hand-made Italian glass. The glass factories of Italy produced innovative designs to appease the thoroughly modern population who proudly displayed fashionable Italian art glass in their homes.

Fabulous examples of mid-century modern Italian glass can be seen in the background of many films made in the 1930’s to 1970’s. Sophia Loren, in Three Coins in a Fountain, decorated her lavish villa with modernistic Italian glass. And you can continue that decorative tradition.
This paperweight features the famous Murano Art Glass Millefiori design! Look like Old Money! Faded Original Sticker!

This is a good example of the glass working intricacies made in Murano as denoted by its base which has light but appropriate use consistent with its age. Light wreathing and wonderful pertness or water droplet shape.

Dimensions: 276g or 9 3/4oz. 2.5" in diameter and 2." high.

Background:
At the dawn of 13th century, the city of Venice was the known world’s major hub of glass creation. By the late 13th century, glass makers on the group of islands called Murano, perfected the art with brilliant methods and recipes.

It is widely believed the glass makers and their furnaces were isolated on the Murano islands of the Venice lagoon (Adriatic Sea) to prevent fires from spreading in the city of Venice. The fear of fire may have been a factor, but proprietary secrets were the main concern.

Although the glass maker’s captors provided them with the finer things in life, captivity itself made them yearn to leave. The glass trade monopoly began to crack by the mid-14th century as escapees from Murano plied their trade outside of the Republic of Venice. By the 1600’s, Venetian glass secrets were spread around the world.

No longer holding the monopoly of fine glass, and unhappily under the rule of Austria, the Venetians experienced a decline until the mid-19th century. The Austrian government preferred Bohemian glass and the import of raw materials to Murano was restricted and highly taxed. To its rescue came the Fratelli Toso family in 1854 and Antonia Salviati in 1859. Their companies employed the skills and inventions of Murano’s glory days, lost for over 200 years, and incorporated ancient forms and methods once practiced by the Phoenicians and Romans.

Again Murano glass found itself in the welcoming arms of the world. In 1866 Venice freed itself from Austria to become part of the Kingdom of Italy. Glass producers from the region again began to flourish. Wealthy Americans routinely enjoyed lengthy tours of Europe and it is estimated that 80% of the Italian glass output was brought to America as souvenirs.

In the 1950’s an explosion of creativity prompted yet another world-wide craving for Italian-made glass. The Toso and Salviati companies along with Vistosi, Venini, Barbini, Toso, Barovier and Seguso, among others provided the world with creative hand-made Italian glass. The glass factories of Italy produced innovative designs to appease the thoroughly modern population who proudly displayed fashionable Italian art glass in their homes.

Fabulous examples of mid-century modern Italian glass can be seen in the background of many films made in the 1930’s to 1970’s. Sophia Loren, in Three Coins in a Fountain, decorated her lavish villa with modernistic Italian glass. And you can continue that decorative tradition.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(28)
Reviewed by sallen2679
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 3, 2018
I love him! I was a little surprised at his size but I had the perfect place in my home. It's amazing how perfect he is considering his age. Thank you!
1960s Italian Shaped White Wine Blown Crackle Wine bottle! An Alligator-Cornucopia for your Tablescape or a Crocodile Decanter, Wine Vessel

Reviewed by Christopher
5 out of 5 stars
Oct 19, 2017
Perfect size / weight, beautiful design : )

Goes along great with my Florentine pen and mail holders!
Murano Italian Paperweight of Red and White Millefiori (of Murrine Cane/Rod) on Green Background. Art Glass Paperweight

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Murano Venetian or Italian Paperweight of Red and White Millefiori on a blue sea cushion (of Murrine Cane/Rod) Art Glass ORIGINAL STICKER!!

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: Murrine Cane Rod, Murrine Cane, Millefiori, Italian Art Glass, Venetian Latticino, glassware, Colored Glass, glass, murano glass, italian paperweight, millefiori murano, millefiori art glass, venetian paperweight
  • Feedback: 28 reviews
  • Favorited by: 7 people
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