Item # : CM_PP50_5
This gorgeous Murano paperweight is showcasing the most popular Murano glass technique- Millefiori (a thousand flowers). A dazzling array of beautiful flowers appears on this Venetian paperweight and creates an impression of looking at a surreal summer meadow. The longer you gaze the more enchanted you feel. This beautiful and timeless Murano glass article will attract attention in your office or any other room and will let your family own a piece of Venetian beauty for generations. It is also a perfect and timeless Venetian gift for the important people in your life. This paperweight measures approximately 2 inches in diameter 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.
by Margaret M
Beautiful! Where is it on the paperweight that identifies it as true murano glass? Please send me a reply. Thank you.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
by patricia Q
Beautiful. Love Murano glass. This piece is for my Doctor, who is retiring. He absolutely loves Murano, and know he will love this piece.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
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.