Item # : CH_AQAT
This exquisite Murano glass chandelier is a trademark of timeless Murano glass tradition. Inspired by the interiors of the famous Venetian Palazzo's, the Aquatico chandelier features excellent craftsmanship and detail. The classic Italian glass chandelier design of elaborate floral forms and graceful shapes will accentuate any room of your house in a classy and truly Venetian way.
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When Murano Glass artisans figured out how to create translucent glass it opened a new era in decorative arts, allowing creation of gorgeous glass chandeliers that were lighter, brighter, and so much more beautiful than the wooden or wrought iron ones used until then. Murano Glass chandeliers quickly became a statement of power of wealth, appearing in every Venetian palazzo and many wealthy residences far beyond the Venetian shores.
Murano chandelier always starts with heating up a blob of glass in a special furnace until it reaches malleable state, then using blow-pipe and other simple tools to shape the glass into unique forms and designs, often inspired by floral elements. Adding various minerals and even 24K gold to the glass mixture allows for creation of chandeliers in different colors or infused with gold leaf for that coveted “glow-from-within” look. It takes several artisans and many hours or even days of painstaking work where more and more pieces are added to each other until finally the masterpiece is born.
Making a Murano Glass chandelier requires the level of skills, talent, and imagination that is beyond what is needed for most other Murano Glass creations. In crafting chandeliers the Venetian artisans have the opportunity to fully express themselves by being as elaborate or as minimalistic as their artistic vision requires. Moving beyond the traditional, the masters create bold designs using rich colors and imaginative forms that are always unique. Murano Glass Chandeliers from GlassOfVenice are a direct continuation of the ancient Venetian tradition both in terms of the process and techniques, and in terms of the generations of artisans working together and fathers passing their invaluable skills to sons for continuous success.
All products ship from our warehouse in New Jersey, U.S.A. Because each chandelier is crafted to order, it may take up to 6 weeks to arrive in our warehouse from Italy. It is our goal to get the products to our customers safely and quickly. We have many years of experience in shipping fragile glass all over the world and a great record of damage-free deliveries. During the check-out process you will be able to choose the delivery method you prefer. All chandeliers qualify for FREE standard shipping within the U.S. Expedited shipping options are always available. Multiple international shipping options are available for our non-U.S. customers.
We shipped hundreds of chandeliers safely and without any damage in transit. Chandeliers ship unassembled with all parts packaged on special sheets and vacuum-sealed to ensure safe transit (See the images below). Assembly instructions in English are enclosed into each chandelier box and are also available here.
Chandelier parts (e.g. arms, shades, decorative elements) are put onto thick cardboard sheet with good distance between them and are sealed with plastic using the industry standard glass-packaging method. Then thick bars are attached to the cardboard sheet in order to create elevation for the next cardboard sheet with parts that will be put on top. Before these layers are put in the box, thick Styrofoam sheet of exact same dimensions as the bottom of the box is put onto the very bottom. The sheets with parts then go on top of each other in layers and another Styrofoam sheet is put on the very top. The chandeliers are shipped in very strong double-sided corrugated boxes. We have shipped many chandeliers packaged this way and have not encountered damage in transit.
OUR GUARANTEE: WE WILL REPLACE ANY CHANDELIER PARTS DAMAGED IN TRANSIT AT NO COST TO YOU.
Chandeliers are always made to order and cannot be returned or exchanged.
In an extremely rare case that chandelier arrives damaged please let us know within 1 week from receipt of the package and we will work with you to replace damaged parts. Please make sure not to discard any packaging or broken pieces.