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Murano Millefiori Small Pill Box - Oval

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This exquisite Murano Glass pill box is showcasing the most popular Murano technique- Millefiori (a thousand flowers)- that has become a trademark of Murano glassmaking. An elaborate pattern of rich mosaics on the cover of this pill box makes it a rare artistic accessory handmade in the thousand-year Murano tradition, the kind that is quickly disappearing in modern times. The exterior features an elegant engraved pattern completing the stylish look. This beautiful and classic Venetian Glass pill box will hold your pills or little trinkets securely in your purse or pocket and may be used as a great accent in your home decor on a shelf, dresser or in china cabinet.
Measurements: This Murano Millefiori small pill box measures 1 3/8 inches in length and 1 inch in width 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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Small pill box. Vibrant colors. Beautiful.

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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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