Murano Art Glass Millefiori Elephant Sculpture Glass Of Venice 753677707931

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Murano Art Glass Millefiori Elephant Sculpture

$159.95 159.95 USD 2022-11-27
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This adorable Murano Glass elephant sculpture represents the long-running artistic tradition of Murano Glass combined with ingenuity and technical virtuosity of Murano glass masters. Using the most famous and distinctive ancient Murano glass technique- Millefiori (a thousand flowers), Murano masters created this charming elephant sculpture with the body of vivid stylized flowers and the ears, feet, and tail in rich ruby-red glass for a striking artistic effect.
This beautiful authentic Murano Glass elephant was painstakingly created entirely by hand using only traditional glass-making methods by a third-generation Murano maestro, whose work is displayed at exhibitions and in museums worldwide. It will make an enjoyable artistic addition to any home or office, and delight collectors with a glimpse of Venetian beauty and opulence. This stylish Murano elephant sculpture also makes a uniquely appropriate luxurious gift for any occasion, as it is truly a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

The Venetian elephant is approximately 6 inches tall (to the top of the trunk) and 4 1/2 inches wide. This Murano Glass sculpture is signed by the master. Attached sticker further proves its Murano origin, as does the certificate of authenticity that comes with the elephant.

Because each item is a unique work of art made by hand, slight variations of sizes, colors and patterns are possible.

Workmanship



Murano Glass Millefiori, also known as a thousand flowers, is a glass-making technique invented in ancient Egypt, perfected in ancient Rome, then forgotten and reinvented again on Murano island. Dipping a blob of hot malleable glass into pre-cut pieces of Millefiori made from a special millefiori cane, the master creates a design of a thousand flowers on the surface of the glass and then heats the glass again to fully bind the millefiori pieces to the surface. Often 24K gold foil is wrapped around the object and fused into it to create unique sparkly appearance with Millefiori design. The master then sits on the bench and works the hot glass to create the desired shape and design, repeatedly reheating the glass. This is how Murano Glass Millefiori figurines, sculptures, vases, bowls, and many other artistic objects are created by hand in Murano Glass factories.