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The Art of Glass in Venice and Murano


XVIth century Compote dish Murano Detail
XVIth century Compote dish Murano Detail
The art of the glass originated in Venice, but after considering the numerous fires caused by furnaces lit in a quasi permanent manner, the Republic decided to transport furnaces and craftsman to the island of Murano.

Museum of the Glass

When you visit the museum of the glass in Murano, you can only be moved by the beauty of some of the pieces which are there.

Forms and Colors

Forms, colors, decorations, they are often as true paintings on glass.

Works of art for Kings

Details allow us to see the care with which were accomplished these rooms, exported along the routes of kings and the most distant emperors.

An International Reputation

Murano Glass Detail of a magnificently decorated dish
Murano Glass Detail of a magnificently decorated dish
The reputation of Murano stretched in effect well beyond borders of Venice.

Number of foreign monarchs of passage in Sérénissime, considered as quasi obligatory to visit workshop glassblowers of Murano.

Works of art in full measure

What remains (unfortunately) some dish opposite, shows you whom some of these objects supported with true works of art, with miniature pictures.

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