Item # : DP_HRS_2
This gorgeous blown Murano glass horse 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 elegant realistically shaped horse sculpture with the head of vivid stylized flowers and the highly detailed mane, ears, and eyes in rich ruby red glass for a striking artistic effect.
This beautiful authentic Murano glass horse head was painstakingly created 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 a perfect addition to your home or office and will bring a touch of Venetian sophistication and opulence into your surroundings. This graceful Murano horse sculpture also makes a uniquely appropriate luxurious gift to the special people in your life, as it is truly a one-of-a-kind piece of art.
The horse head is approximately 5 inches tall and 6 inches wide in its widest part. 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 horse.
Because each item is a unique work of art made by hand, slight variations of sizes, colors and patterns are possible.
by John R
Although I'd rather be shopping on the island of Murano, and then sipping cocktails in St. Marks Square while listening to the two magnificent competing musical arrangements....(ahem & alas), I will definitely enjoy my next terrific "find": Glass of Venice!
Thank you very much for this spectacular millefiori horse's head...gonna be given to a friend born in the Year of the Horse!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
Murano Glass Millefiori is a unique glass-making technique, which results in bright mosaic-like multicolor appearance of the glass. Millefiori vases, bowls, figurines, ornaments, tableware and drinking glasses are crafted by hand in Murano Glass factories using Murano masters’ original method that’s changed little over the centuries. To achieve the look of Millefiori glass, the master artisans of Murano use special locally-made Millefiori glass canes, which are then hand-cut into small disc-shaped pieces and sorted by color in separate bowls. Next, the master heats up a blob of transparent or colored glass and dips it into the bowls with Millefiori pieces to achieve a specific design and color pattern. The Millefiori beads immediately stick to the hot surface of the glass, and once the intended design is formed, the glassmakers puts the glass blob back into the furnace to make the Millefiori pieces on the surface fully fuse with the base glass layer to form a single surface. Afterwards, the glass artisan goes to his special bench, where he blows, forms, and shapes the glass with pliers and scissors to make the intended object, be it a Murano Glass vase, bowl, Christmas ornament, or a sculpture. The resulting piece is an art glass object that is unique and beautiful.