Murano Glass Millefiori Letter Opener Glass Of Venice 053926453627

Murano Glass Millefiori Letter Opener

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$29.95 29.95 USD 2022-10-19
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This sleek and elegant Murano glass letter opener is artistically designed and perfectly hand-crafted in Venice with silver foil and swirls of tender colors that showcase the centuries-old skill of Murano glass artisans. 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 Venetian elegance and sophistication to your workspace at home or in the office.
Use this unique 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 6-1/4 inches long, and the round handle part is 1-1/4 inch in diameter. The letter knife comes with a velvet pouch and a certificate of authenticity.

Because each item is a unique work of art made by hand, slight variations of colors and patterns are possible.

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Love this opener. Bought one as gift to a friend, and when I saw it, I decided I needed one fior myself! I recommend you offer more utility small gift items that more modern looking.

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A beautiful and practical addition to my growing collection of Murano products.

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Just as I expected--love it

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Workmanship



The technique of fusing together small colored fragments of glass dates all the way back to Ancient Egypt and Rome. After the fall of Rome, having been lost for centuries, this intricate technique was reinvented by Murano glass masters in the 15th century, and given new life and worldwide fame. While this technique is called "Murrine" on Murano island, outside of Venice it was dubbed "Millefiori", or "a thousand flowers" for its resemblance to a blossoming meadow.
A Millefiori design starts with the rods of different colors, each made by stretching a blob of glass into a cane. These canes are then cut into small segments, and the segments are carefully arranged by hand into a pattern that fits within a desired shape. Finally, the resulting arrangement is put into a special furnace where the tiny glass pieces are carefully fused together in high heat, and then gradually cooled off. This is how Murano masters create their famous Millefiori pendants, earrings, cufflinks, pill boxes, paperweights and many other beautiful and unique Millefiori jewelry pieces that are instantly recognized and valued for their artistic appeal and fine craftsmanship. Enjoy your Murano Glass jewelry creation, knowing that it was carefully handmade by talented Murano Glass artisans in Venice, Italy.