The D’Este Murano Glass Factory:
The D’Este Murano glass factory was established in 1965 by a man from the island of Murano. He operated the company until 1995 when the activity was passed on to his sons. D’Este has always been a family enterprise. Presently, there are 6 master artisans working in this company. D’Este production is basically artistic and decorative. All items are completely hand made: Reticello, Zanfirico, Murrina and Golden Leaves (all these are very ancient different ways of working the glass).
Is a way of working very thin pieces of glass heated in the oven at 1200 degrees, placing one piece on another to obtain a cage-like design. This ancient technique has been passed on from father to son through the centuries.
Is a typical Murano way of working the glass using glass to obtain the internal spinal design. You can find Zanfirico only on Murano island.
Is a very difficult and complicated way of working the glass, using very small pieces of colored glass assembled to create a sort of stick. These sticks are sliced into very small pieces and put all together resulting in a flower effect. Murrina too is a very ancient way of working the glass.
Decorative leaves are created by mixing the molten glass with powdered gold. Everything can be refined with the application of these precious golden leaves.