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Murano Glass Graduating Student

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Murano Glass masters have been known since the middle ages as talented artists who manage to recreate life in glass. Their unique and amusing human figurines demonstrate the keen eye for detail, lighthearted humor, and artistic vision of the kind not found in the glass workshops outside of Venice. With his exaggerated features, thick hair, the characteristic graduate cap with a tassel, and the diploma proudly held in his hand, this graduating student figurine symbolizes the joy of graduation and the pride of achievement for all students. Give this fine and amusing Murano Glass Graduate figurine to a student who has recently concluded his academic studies, or display it at home as a beautiful example of Murano Glass art.
  • Measurements: The graduating student measures around 6 inches in height and 2-1/2 inches in width. The clear glass square base measures 1-1/2 on each side.
  • Made entirely by hand in a traditional Murano workshop by a family that has been making Murano Glass for several generations.
  • This student figurine features the signature of the artist on the base.
  • This Murano Glass sculpture comes well packaged to avoid damage in transit and comes with the certificate of authenticity.
  • Because each Murano Glass piece is a unique work of art made by hand, some variations of shapes, sizes, and colors are possible.

Workmanship



Lampworking technique of glass-making, which dates back to ancient Egypt, was revived by Murano glass artisans around the fourteenth century. This technique is based on heating up a blob of glass under a small flame from a lamp or a torch until it reaches malleable state, then blowing and using simple tools or just hands to create various forms and designs. Lampworking allows the artisan's creativity to blossom, as copper sparkles, various minerals, and pieces of glass cane are fused together in this process to create rich colors and imaginative patterns that are always unique. Murano Glass masters often use lampworking method to create small jewelry, such as pendants, earrings, or rings, as well as keychains, barrettes, pillboxes, and figurines.

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