Murano Glass Tomato - Red Blue Amber Glass Of Venice 053926465231

Murano Glass Tomato - Red Blue Amber

$149.95 149.95 USD 2023-05-21
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An elegant work of Murano Glass Art, this tomato adds a touch of Venetian beauty in any home or office. Designed and handcrafted by the top masters in one of the oldest traditional workshops on Murano island, this Murano tomato continues the rich Murano Glass artisan tradition, where often glass fruits and vegetables were a part of elaborate dinner setup in wealthy merchant and noble families. In many cultures tomato, called "the love apple" in Europe in the middle ages, symbolizes sensuality, which makes it a great gift for many joyous occasions, from engagements and weddings, to Valentine's Day, loved ones' birthdays and anniversaries. The gracious form, the rich colors captured inside the tomato's translucent core, and the use of complex Sommerso glass-making technique invented by Murano Glass artists, all support Murano’s reputation as the number one destination for contemporary decorative art. This tomato conjures up images of the simpler past and brings you a sense of tranquility with a flavor of Venice. This is a work of art that will stand the test of time and will become a family heirloom treasured for generations.
  • Measurements: the tomato sculpture measures 3 inches in height and 4-1/2 inches in width and in length. The weight is around 1-1/2 lbs.
  • The tomato is handmade in a family workshop on Murano island by top-notch masters who have been practicing their craft for decades.
  • This sculpture comes with the sticker of Murano Glass consortium and the certificate of authenticity
  • Small variations of colors are possible as each tomato is crafted entirely by hand. No two pieces are exactly the same, each one is unique. This is not a defect but a treasured and sought-after feature of authentic Murano Glass.

Workmanship



Larger Murano Glass figures and sculptures are typically made in the ancient factories on Murano island, where there is enough space to turn, twist, and blow the glass, move it into and out of the large furnaces, and cool it down properly. Making the glass mixture with the right color intensity and pattern is only a part of the job. The biggest challenge is shaping the glass just perfectly while keeping it in the correct state in between the bench and the furnace. This requires special skills rarely found outside of Murano Glass artist and artisan community. These Murano Glass sculptures of lovers, Venetian ladies and gentlemen, clowns, abstract art, animals and birds crafted in well-known Murano factories are top-quality art glass pieces sought after by interior decor specialists and collectors alike.