CP_C01B This gorgeous accent plate/ashtray is a fine example of the long-standing Murano glass-making tradition with its complexity, artistry and beauty. Rich blue and red stripes are not painted but created in an elaborate process entirely by hand by fusing thin canes of Murano Glass using Filigrana method developed on Murano Island in the 16th century. For centuries Venice's artists and artisans successfully merged the traditions and techniques of the Western Europe and the Orient to craft pieces that were outstanding in colors, designs, and lasting appeal. Today the tradition continues, and this accent plate is a wonderful example of the continuity of Venetian art through the centuries. The bright colors combined with subtle sparkles and unique design create a piece that brings to mind the luminous colors and lights of Venice. The look of the plate is further enhanced by its artistic shape with gentle curves and flowing contours giving it modern spin on classic elegance. This beautiful Murano Glass piece makes a great gift for anyone with appreciation of Venetian tradition, European decorative art, and Italian style.
Measurements: The accent plate measures 4 inches on each side and has a symmetrical shape. It comes with a certificate of authenticity. This accessory can be used as an ashtray or as a decorative piece to brighten up your interior design.
Because each Murano Glass piece is a unique work of art made by hand, slight variations of colors, patterns, and shapes are possible.
Striped glass looks beautiful and unique but how is it made? This was the long-kept secret of Murano Glass artisans, which is now out in the open, yet nowhere else can you find the same glass quality and designs that you see on Murano Island. Striped glass vases are crafted by putting a layer of thinning stretched heated glass on top of a hot glass object, then twisting and turning the object to achieve the intended overall design. Based on the speed of turning and the technique you can change the direction of the stripes and spacing between them making patterns from spirals to parallel lines. The object is then put into the furnace where the bottom and top layers of glass fuse together to form a unique and elegant Murano art glass piece.