Glass vase blown by Murano masters, rediscovering the history of the Venetian traditions of glass art with the precision and attention to detail that sets us apart.
Each stage of workmanship is handcrafted, each piece may differ in decoration from the photo as each item is Unique.
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The blown glass
As any myth would have it, glass was discovered in the past accidentally millions of years ago around a large fire in the Mesopotamian desert. The fire suddenly transformed the dull, grainy silicon into a different material.
The archaeological discovery somewhere between Mesopotamia and Egypt is dated in the fourth millennium B.C.
Initially, glass was considered a precious metal, as the process to “forge” it was extremely complex to obtain.
A decisive moment in the history of glass was the invention of the blowpipe (metal tube for blowing glass) in Syria around the first century B.C. This changed the way glass was produced and increased its applications. Method established during the Roman Empire.
In the Hellenic world, glass was popular for transporting and trading perfumes, in the form of unguentaria and jars.
The first glass windows were designed in ancient Rome for use in noble residences.
In the Middle Ages Venice became the place where the most exquisite glass was produced. Many glass masters operated for security reasons on Murano Island.
Some of these glass factories are still open today and produce true glass masterpieces. Through the centuries the Venetian and Murano glass tradition was consolidated in the unique craftsmanship of the Murano Masters (who had permanently moved to the Island of Murano from that of Venice), which then passed from father to son.