Item # : CP_C02E_BL
Feel the breath of the Adriatic and the touch of ancient Venetian tradition with this artistic Millefiori bowl handcrafted by talented Murano Glass masters. The bowl features elegant shape, and beautiful navy-blue mosaic pattern crafted in ancient Millefiori technique and accented with 24K gold for gentle shimmer. Representing centuries of Venetian glass-making tradition, this Murano Glass decorative bowl will work well as a fine accent to your interior design and is perfect to display on your mantle, cadenza, or coffee table, as well as in the office. Romantic and elegant, this Murano beauty will also make a unique and memorable gift for the special people in your life.
Measurements: The decorative Millefiori bowl measures 5-1/2 inches along its edge and 2 inches in height. The base measures 2-1/2 inches in diameter. It is very well packaged to avoid breakage in transit. The bowl is created in a traditional family-owned and operated glass workshop on Murano and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
As this blown glass bowl is a unique piece of art made by hand, some variations of colors and patterns as well as random bubbles inside glass are possible. In addition, with Millefiori technique it is possible to have clear glass gaps between the mosaics. This is mot a defect but a natural occurrence with Millefiori technique.
It all starts with cutting special Millefiori canes into small pieces and carefully sorting them by hand inside a Murano Glass factory in Venice, Italy. The next step is dipping a ball of hot glass into the bowls of Millefiori pieces of appropriate colors to create a unique design and pattern. Then the master holds the glass inside a hot furnace until the Millefiori beads get completely infused into the surface of the future glass object. Next, the master shapes up the object turning it into a Murano Glass bowl, centerpiece or a plate using only very simple instruments to stretch and form the glass, creating waves and folds in its surface so real that they seem to be moving. Going back and forth between the furnace and the bench, heating, blowing, shaping, twisting each piece, artisans create Murano Glass Millefiori centerpieces, vases, bowls, ashtrays and decorative plates based on decades of experience in their factories and workshops on Murano island.