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Murano Glass Winged Lion of St. Mark - Sparkling Gold Glass Of Venice 053926466627

Murano Glass Winged Lion of St. Mark - Sparkling Gold

$799.95 Sale: $703.99USD2020-12-13
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The venerable symbol of Venice for a thousand years, the winged lion of St. Mark resting on an open book is omnipresent in Venice, seen on buildings, courtyard wells, gates, doorbells, bridges, and palazzos. With such loaded symbolism of the lion in Venetian cultural and artistic heritage, of course Murano Glass masters had to try their hand at recreating the world-famous Winged Lion of Venice in glass.

With incredible skill and precise craftsmanship the artisans made this traditional biblical representation of St. Mark, the patron saint of Venice, using only the ancient methods and techniques of Murano Glass making, some of them as old as their city’s symbol itself. Only the finest source materials went into creating the perfectly transparent liquid mixture, accented with a generous infusion of 24k gold leaf and transformed by the skilled hands of the artists and basic tools from a blob of glass into a magnificent sculpture worthy of the most distinctive museums, galleries, and private homes. A dream of every Venice aficionado, this Winged Lion evokes images of glorious Venice sparkling in the morning sun and calls you to make another visit soon.

  • Measurements: This Murano Glass Lion sculpture is about 9 inches wide and 7 inches high.
  • Authenticity: The glass horse sculpture is signed by the artist and features the original sticker of the official Murano glass-makers' consortium. It is also accompanied by the certificate of authenticity.
  • It is very well packaged to avoid damage in transit
  • As this Murano Glass Winged Lion of St. Mark is a unique artistic sculpture made by hand, some variations of colors and patterns, as well as random bubbles inside are possible. These do not constitute a defect but rather are the very features by which experts recognize authentic Murano Glass.

Workmanship



Gold Foil or Gold Leaf is used in Murano Glass to create designs that seem to shimmer and glow, which is achieved by infusing very thin pieces of real 24 karat gold foil into the liquid glass. This technique is used in crafting Murano glassware ranging from small beads to large sculptures and vases. In larger pieces, the Venetian glass artisan gathers a big blob of glass at the end of a metal stick, then wraps gold foil around the blob, creating a thin outer layer of pure gold, and then puts the blob into the furnace to ensure that the gold permanently fuses with the glass. In this way masters in Murano Glass factories can create gold Millefiori or Sommerso glassware, adding a touch of pure sunshine to art glass.

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