Murano Glass Hanging Christmas Tree Ornament with Ribbon - Seafoam Green SM3000 603787513949

Murano Glass Hanging Christmas Tree Ornament with Ribbon - Seafoam Green

$49.95 49.95 USD 2023-11-28
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Richly designed and expertly crafted, this festive Murano Glass Millefiori Christmas Tree Ornament will instantly transport you to the fairy-tale world of European Christmas celebrations. The Christmas Tree ornament handmade in the workshops of Murano sports richly colored Millefiori glass mosaics inside a bright seafoam green border and has a ribbon strung through the hole at the top to hang it on your Christmas tree or display it elsewhere in your home to enhance the holiday spirit. A testament to the ancient glassmaking tradition of Murano Island, where generations of glass masters have been keeping the craft alive, this Venetian Christmas Tree figurine is a wonderful accent to jazz up your holiday home d├ęcor and bring home the beauty of Venice. This ornament makes a great Christmas gift for the special people in your life. More than a beautiful decoration, it is a family keepsake that will be proudly displayed every holiday season.
  • Measurements: This Murano Glass Christmas Tree hanging ornament is approximately 3 inches high and 2-1/2 inches wide.
  • The ornament is an authentic Murano Glass decoration handmade according to the ancient traditions of glass craftsmanship on Murano island in Venice, Italy.
  • Each Murano Glass Christmas Tree comes with a certificate of authenticity in Italian and English. We enclose a special brochure in every order explaining the value and history of genuine Murano Glass.
  • Because each Murano Christmas Tree decoration is a unique work of art made by hand, and due to the features of the Millefiori glass-making technique, no two ornaments are exactly alike and small variations of colors and patterns will occur. This is not a defect but a defining feature of authentic handmade Murano Glass.

Workmanship



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.