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Golden Quilt Millefiori Murano Duck - Medium

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Our gorgeous Murano Glass Duck was blown by the Island's famous glass masters using a famous ancient Murano technique- Millefiori (a thousand flowers). A complex multi-step process is employed by the artisans to achieve this distinctive look. First molten glass is blown and shaped by hand, then it is wrapped into hundreds of hand-picked colorful Murano Glass mosaic pieces with patterns inside, which are then fused together and dusted with 24K gold. The end result is an elegant and opulent Murano Duck sculpture, which will bring Venetian artistry and famous Murano craftsmanship into your home.

Our Millefiori Duck also makes a wonderful gift for any art lover and is very appropriate for special occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, or birthdays. Remember: a wonderful artistic gift of Murano Glass is bound to become a family keepsake which will be treasured for generations. Complement this sculpture with other artistic pieces from Golden Quilt Millefiori Collection for even more coordinated look.

Measurements: The Murano Duck measures approximately 6 inches in length, 3 1/2 inches in height, and 3 inches in width. The sculpture is very well packaged to avoid damage in transit and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Because each Murano Glass piece is a unique work of art made by hand, slight variations of colors, patterns, and shapes are possible.


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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.

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