Murano Glass Decanter Set With Six Wine Glasses 24K Gold Leaf - Red. Vintage signed Murano Wine carafe, stopper and wine glass set of six glasses.
Hand signed - Barbini Veechia Murano. Murano glass is glass made on the Venetian island of Murano, which has specialized in fancy glasswares for centuries. Muranos glassmakers led Europe for centuries, developing or refining many technologies including crystalline glass, enamelled glass (smalto), golden glass (goldstone), multicolored glass (millefiori), milk glass (lattimo), and imitation gemstones made of glass. Today, the artisans of Murano are still employing these centuries-old techniques, crafting everything from contemporary art glass and glass figurines to Murano glass chandeliers and wine stoppers, as well as tourist souvenirs. Today, Murano is home to a vast number of factories and a few individual artists' studios making all manner of glass objects from mass marketed stemware to original sculpture.
The Museo del Vetro (Glass Museum) in the Palazzo Giustinian houses displays on the history of glassmaking as well as glass samples ranging from Egyptian times through the present day. Located 1.5 km (0.93 mi) from the main city Venice, Italy, Murano has been a commercial port since as far back as the 7th century. It is believed that glassmaking in Murano originated in 8th-century Rome, with significant Asian and Muslim influences, as Venice was a major trading port. Murano glass is similar to the 1st-century BC Greek glasses found in the shipwreck of Antikythera. Muranos reputation as a center for glassmaking was born when the Venetian Republic, fearing fire and destruction of the citys mostly wooden buildings, ordered glassmakers to move their foundries to Murano in 1291.Murano glass is the largest proportion of Venetian glass. Murano's glassmakers were soon the islands most prominent citizens. By the 14th century, glassmakers were allowed to wear swords, enjoyed immunity from prosecution by the Venetian state, and their daughters permitted to marry into Venices most affluent families.
Marriage between glass master and the daughter of the nobleman wasn't regarded as misalliance. However, glassmakers were not allowed to leave the Republic. Exportation of professional secret was punished by death. Many craftsmen took this risk and set up glass furnaces in surrounding cities and as far afield as England and the Netherlands.By the end of the 16th century, three thousand of Murano island's seven thousand inhabitants were involved in some way in the glassmaking industry. French revolutionary armies occupied Murano in 1797. Murano glass was produced in great quantities in the 1950s and 1960s for export and for tourists. Note: Courtesy Wikiepedia and other sources. Beautiful Murano Decantur & 6 Wine Glasses Hand Signed.
The item "Beautiful Hand Signed Murano Glass Decanter Set with 6 Wine Glasses" is in sale since Tuesday, August 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Italian". The seller is "ugotme-89" and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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