Item # : TGL_2P_4
This sleek and elegant Murano glass letter opener is artistically designed and perfectly crafted with gorgeous colors, gold and silver foil, and avventurina sparkles that showcase the best in Murano glass-making. Sharp and stylish, this letter knife will not only come in handy for all your mail opening needs, but will also add a touch of true Italian elegance and beauty to your desk at home or in the office. Use this exclusive Venetian accessory every time you sort out your correspondence or give it as a special memorable gift to your friends, colleagues or relatives. Each letter opener is 8 inches long and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Because each item is a unique work of art made by hand, slight variations of colors and patterns are possible.
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.