Quick Guide to Buying Authentic Murano Glass

Quick Guide to Buying Authentic Murano Glass from the Experts at GlassOfVenice.com. GlassOfVenice.com Easy pointers to make sure you are never end up with a fake. Buy real, buy authentic, buy Murano!  [...]  Read more

Visiting Murano Glass Furnaces

We often get questions about the possibility of visiting a factory or a workshop in Murano and witnessing the creation of famous Murano Glass. Unfortunately the artisans we work with and many other high quality Murano glass artists do not open the doors of their workshops to tourists. Yet you can find a way to visit a tourist-friendly mass-market Murano glass factory.  [...]  Read more

I returned from Venice and realized I should have bought more Murano glass there. What can I do now?

Often people that return from Venice realize that should have bought Murano glass there. Is it too late at that point? It is certainly not, since authentic Murano glass imported from Venice is available on the internet and, upon careful research, can be bought at the same prices that one would find in Venice.  [...]  Read more

I have a beautiful glass item. Is it Murano glass?

As with many works of art, it is not always easy to determine whether a particular glass item is authentic Murano glass, and it is even harder to attribute it to a particular master. Over the centuries, there were so many trends and techniques in Murano glass that the spectrum of possibilities of what a genuine Murano glass item may look like is very wide. Yet there are signs to help you decipher the origin of the glass item.  [...]  Read more

What is the difference between Murano glass and any other glass?

Murano glass is glass in a chemical sense of the word. However, Murano glass is as different from, say, the glass in your window panes, as Rembrandt paintings are different from an empty canvas. Murano glass is created only on the island of Murano, located within the borders of the city of Venice in Northern Italy. This glass is created using various metals for rich coloring, gold and silver foil for sparkles, and then hand-worked or mouth-blown to achieve beautiful shapes.  [...]  Read more

I had a favorite Murano glass item and it broke. Can it be fixed?

Murano glass is hand-crafted by masters working the heated-up liquefied glass mass using special centuries-old techniques, and then cooling it down till it solidifies to form a specific pattern within a certain shape. For this reason, when an article made of Murano glass breaks, it is not possible to fix it except for gluing it together. Gluing may work if the item has a smooth break line and broke into only two or three pieces as opposed to many small ones.  [...]  Read more