Item # : BL_TESLI_R
Representing a symbol of Venice, the Lion of St. Mark, this mouth-blown Murano glass bottle stopper will bring an aura of Venetian decadence and mystery into your home. Uniquely designed and exquisitely crafted in the ancient traditions and techniques of Murano glass-making, this Venetian bottle stopper features 24K gold leaf overlaying its rich red color and presents a perfect way to add a touch of famous Venetian artistic tradition to your table. Use this gorgeous Murano Glass wine stopper every time you uncork a new bottle or give it as a special Venetian gift to your wine-loving friends or relatives for beautiful memories that you can cherish together.
The lion head-shaped blown glass top of the bottle stopper measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter. This Venetian stopper has words "Murano Glass Italy" etched onto the metal part and words "Murano Made" on the back side of the glass part, as well as an attached glassmaker's sticker confirming its Murano origin. The bottle stopper comes with an attractive velvet pouch and a certificate of authenticity.
Because each item is a unique work of art made by hand, slight variations of colors and patterns are possible.
by Daniel G
Beautiful piece, which will make a nice gift.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
Lampworking technique of glass-making, which dates back to ancient Egypt, was revived by Murano glass artisans around the fourteenth century. This technique is based on heating up a blob of glass under a small flame from a lamp or a torch until it reaches malleable state, then blowing and using simple tools or just hands to create various forms and designs. Lampworking allows the artisan's creativity to blossom, as copper sparkles, various minerals, and pieces of glass cane are fused together in this process to create rich colors and imaginative patterns that are always unique. Murano Glass masters often use lampworking method to create small jewelry, such as pendants, earrings, or rings, as well as keychains, barrettes, pillboxes, and figurines.