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Murano Millefiori Pill Box - Silver Round

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Take a little piece of Venice with you wherever you go! This exquisite Murano pill box features the most famous Venetian glass-making technique- Millefiori (a thousand flowers)- which has become the signature of the master glass-makers of Murano Island. A colorful pattern of stylized flowers appears on the cover of this silver plated pill box and creates an artistic mosaic-like effect. The pill box exterior is 925 silver plated. This beautiful and classic Venetian Millefiori accessory will hold your pills in style safeguarded by a secure lock, and will fit nicely into even the smallest purse or pocket.

This Murano Millefiori pill box measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter and 3/4 inch in height, and 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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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.

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