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Murano Millefiori Round Plate - Periwinkle

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The pinnacle of Murano Glass Art and the height of the skill of Murano Glass master artisans, these gorgeous Millefiori accent plates are instantly recognized and treasured around the world. This plate is incredibly special as it was crafted with diligence and precision by placing each piece cut from a special Millefiori cane in its precise spot by hand in order to create the pattern, and then carefully fusing thousands of these hand-selected tiny Millefiori mosaic pieces. This Murano Glass plate will attract all attention wherever you choose to display it: be it on a shelf or mantle as a magnificent piece of art, or on your dinner table holding candy or sweets. Beyond being a wonderful gift for yourself or the special people in your life, this decorative plate instantly evokes the festive atmosphere of Venice with its colorful palazzos full of magnificent art, and brightens up any interior design in the most unique Venetian way.
  • Measurements:The Murano Plate measures approximately 4-1/2 inches in diameter.
  • The plate is created by a master from a well-known Murano glass-making family using only traditional techniques and tools. It comes with the certificate of authenticity.
  • Because of the features of Millefiori Murano Glass technique, each paperweight is unique, and while it will always be in the color pattern and shape shown, there will inevitably be variations in the patterns of each individual piece, which is what makes authentic Murano Glass so popular and sought-after.

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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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