Item # : EG_BB3018
What's more romantic than gliding on a gondola along famed Venetian canals and being surrounded by magnificent palaces amid reflections of the Venetian Republic's glorious past? Enjoy a glimpse of the quintessential Venetian experience with this exquisitely crafted black Murano Glass gondola flanked by two characteristic brightly colored mooring poles that you can see all throughout Venice. The rowing gondolier standing on the back of the gondola with his one oar completes the picture of the legendary Venetian boat that came to us all the way from the middle ages and remained practically unchanged. This fine handcrafted Murano Glass gondola is a lovely souvenir and wonderful gift to those who love and miss Venice and to all the romantics at heart.
Measurements: the gondola measures just under 4-1/2 inches in length and the height from the base to the top of the mooring poles is about 3 inches.
Made entirely by hand in a traditional Murano workshop by a family that has been making Murano Glass for several generations.
The sculpture comes well packaged to avoid damage in transit and comes with the certificate of authenticity.
The mooring poles vary in color according the fantasy of the artisan, but they will always feature bright rich colors reflecting the Venetian tradition. Because each Murano Glass piece is a unique work of art made by hand, some variations of colors and patterns are possible.
by Edmour B
Beautiful piece better than a picture. Speedy delivery and excellent customer service.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]
by tim M
there was a problem with the piece originally but I sent it back and you sent me a new one. jon was very helpful and over all I'm very happy.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Michael B
Carefully packed, exactly as described.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
Lampworking technique of glass-making, which dates back to ancient Egypt, was revived by Murano glass artisans around the fourteenth century. This technique is based on heating up a blob of glass under a small flame from a lamp or a torch until it reaches malleable state, then blowing and using simple tools or just hands to create various forms and designs. Lampworking allows the artisan's creativity to blossom, as copper sparkles, various minerals, and pieces of glass cane are fused together in this process to create rich colors and imaginative patterns that are always unique. Murano Glass masters often use lampworking method to create small jewelry, such as pendants, earrings, or rings, as well as keychains, barrettes, pillboxes, and figurines.
All products ship from our warehouse in New Jersey, U.S.A. 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. Every piece is packaged very carefully, using appropriate padding and special corrugated boxes to ensure safe journey. We strive to ship out most orders within 1 business day. We ship all orders via United States Postal Service and FedEx. During the check-out process you will be able to choose the delivery method you prefer. All orders over $49 shipped to the U.S. addresses qualify for FREE standard shipping. On all U.S. shipments under $49 we offer a flat $4.95 shipping rate. Expedited shipping options are always available. Multiple international shipping options are available for our non-U.S. customers.
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|Less than $49||$4.95
While we do everything possible to avoid damage in transit, there may still be very rare cases when the items arrive broken. When available, we offer our customers low-cost shipping insurance during checkout and encourage you to insure your shipment so that we can send you a replacement piece in case of damage.
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|Rest of the World||USD 7.20
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