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Murano Glass Millefiori Dolphin Pendant - Multicolor Glass Of Venice 053926473038

Murano Glass Millefiori Dolphin Pendant - Multicolor

$19.95USD2021-08-07
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Make your day a little brighter with this elegant finely crafted Murano Dolphin Pendant. Ancient Millefiori glass-making technique has been carefully preserved on Murano Island in Venice by Murano Glass masters, who make artistic masterpieces by fusing together tiny pieces of colorful glass mosaics. The rich colors and unique look of this Millefiori Dolphin Pendant work great for every day or a special occasion. Handcrafted in a historic Murano workshop, where Millefiori technique has been perfected for generations, this lovely Dolphin pendant is perfect from ladies of any age- from very young to young at heart. This colorful pendant is a beautiful accent to any outfit and a lighthearted reminder of Venetian beauty.
  • Measurements: The pendant measures 1-1/4 inch across and 1-1/2 inches in height.
  • The pendant comes with an attractive velvet pouch and a certificate of authenticity.
  • Because each Murano Glass pendant is a unique work of art made by hand, and due to the features of Millefiori glass-making technique, no two pendants are exactly alike, and small variations of colors and patterns will occur. This is not a defect but a defining feature of authentic handmade Murano Glass.

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The technique of fusing together small colored fragments of glass dates all the way back to Ancient Egypt and Rome. After the fall of Rome, having been lost for centuries, this intricate technique was reinvented by Murano glass masters in the 15th century, and given new life and worldwide fame. While this technique is called "Murrine" on Murano island, outside of Venice it was dubbed "Millefiori", or "a thousand flowers" for its resemblance to a blossoming meadow.
A Millefiori design starts with the rods of different colors, each made by stretching a blob of glass into a cane. These canes are then cut into small segments, and the segments are carefully arranged by hand into a pattern that fits within a desired shape. Finally, the resulting arrangement is put into a special furnace where the tiny glass pieces are carefully fused together in high heat, and then gradually cooled off. This is how Murano masters create their famous Millefiori pendants, earrings, cufflinks, pill boxes, paperweights and many other beautiful and unique Millefiori jewelry pieces that are instantly recognized and valued for their artistic appeal and fine craftsmanship. Enjoy your Murano Glass jewelry creation, knowing that it was carefully handmade by talented Murano Glass artisans in Venice, Italy.

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