Item # : AR_1585_P15
This stunning Murano Glass Centerpiece Vase is all about modernity, yet it is crafted in very traditional glass-blowing workshops of Murano Island based on a thousand years of Venetian glass-making. The vase is handmade by the artisans who come from generations of talented Venetian craftsmen. Rare pitch-black glass that is shaped so gracefully that it seems to be flowing, is accented by a single snake-like thread of sparkling gold. Strikingly beautiful, deceptively simple, yet a clear display of contemporary art, this gorgeous Vase stands for everything that fans and collectors alike value in Murano Glass: richness, originality, and fine craftsmanship. Not every master can create such Centerpiece, for it requires rare virtuosity of technique on top of talent and vision.
This Venetian vase is a perfect piece to highlight any contemporary home decor theme or an amazing gift for momentous occasions such as weddings, birthdays, or anniversaries.
Measurements: This Centerpiece Vase is substantial and heavy despite its seemingly weightless look. It measures 16 inches in height; 16 inches in width in its widest part; and 8 inches across. The base measures 10 x 7 inches.
The Vase is very well packaged to avoid damage in transit.
Authenticity: This Centerpiece Vase comes with the signature of the glass artist, the sticker of Murano's official Glassmakers' Consortium and the certificate of authenticity.
As this vase is a unique piece of art made by hand, some variations of colors and patterns as well as random bubbles inside glass are possible and serve as additional assurance of the authenticity of this Venetian vase.
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.