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Murano Glass
Monday, June 28TH, 2010 by
Murano glass: The Art of Venice The art of making glass has never been quite as entrenched in a place as in Murano, Venice. Murano glass first made its appearance in the 8th century, and despite various ups and downs, has managed to not only endure but also flourish in our modern times. Murano...
Murano Glassblowing
Tuesday, October 13TH, 2009 by
Murano: The Method Behind the Magic Murano Glass Furnace and Pipe Murano glass or vetro di Murano is magic, celebrated and revered all over the world for its beauty, fragility, the skill required in creating it, and last but definitely not the least, its history. Murano glassblowing is almost a...
Chrystal Glass Repair
Monday, August 18TH, 2008 by
From the Washingtonian Magazine interview to Giovanni: "In Murano, Italy, "Nason basically means glass," says Giovanni Nason, 72. His family has made and restored fine glass there since 1625. The family received a title and crest from the doge of Venice to encourage them to stay on the island....
Glass Repair
Monday, August 18TH, 2008 by
Mending Treasured China And Crystal Is a Family Tradition Special to The Washington Post - Thursday, December 5, 2002 Many people look forward to setting holiday tables with crystal, china and ornaments that may get little use other times of the year. But fragile tableware and...
A History of Murano Glass- III
Monday, August 18TH, 2008 by
Murano Glassmaking Filigrana a Retortoli was first mentioned in a petition for a patent in October of 1527. Filippo and Bernardo Serena, glassmakers from Murano, explained in their request a new method that employed bands of twisted threads and they hoped for a grace period of twenty-...
A History of Murano Glass- II
Monday, August 18TH, 2008 by
Venetian Glass: The Delicate Art - Part II The raw materials used in Venetian glass during the Renaissance differed slightly from their competing Islamic counterparts. In this subtle difference lies the transcendence of ordinary glass to remarkable art. The base ingredient of glass...
A History of Murano Glass- I
Monday, August 18TH, 2008 by
Venetian Glass: The Delicate Art - Part I "The best glass that is made in our time and that which is of greater beauty, more varied coloring, and more admirable skill than that of any other place is made at Murano. In addition to coloring them all possible tints, they also make them...
Murano Italian Glasswork
Monday, August 18TH, 2008 by
The Art Of Italian Glasswork - Past, Present, And Future The Roman Empire introduced glassmaking in the form of vases, vessels, and bottles to the continent of Europe over 2000 years ago. The fall of the Roman Empire led to a brief decline in glassmaking, but the city of Venice soon...
A History of Venetian Glassmaking
Monday, August 18TH, 2008 by
Major Events in the History of this Art Form The origins of glassmaking in the area of the Venetian lagoon date very far back in history, with the first reliable reports of activity placing this art form in the 8th century. However, many centuries had to pass before the artisans of...
Venetian Glass Vases to Display
Monday, August 18TH, 2008 by
Murano Glass Vases - Even Prettier Than the Flowers They Showcase I love to have fresh flowers in my home. They're just a fantastic addition to any décor. To me, there's nothing better than showcasing the fruits of Mother Nature in Murano glass vases. In many cases they're even pretty...

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