Murano Chandeliers - the very best in the world! The island of Murano in the Venetian lagoon has been producing some of the most stunning hand blown glass products ever seen. Murano Chandeliers are their crowning glory!
News-Antique.com - Aug 15,2010 - The island of Murano in the Venetian Lagoon has been producing some of the most stunning hand blown glass products ever seen. From beads to vases, glassware, Art Glass plus many more with the crowning glory - The Murano Chandelier!
Glass blowers from the island of Murano have been blowing glass products since the 9th century. With significant influences from both Asia and cultural Muslim influences, variety and form were assured. Visitors were banned from the island as the Venetian King was so proud and fiercely protective of his artisans, that he did not want to risk any chance of the skills and secret techniques being exposed.
Firms still in operation today include AVEM, Barovier and Toso and Venini produced items of the finest quality and world renowned brilliance. How do they make the glass red? - by adding small amounts of Gold to the glass. This is but a small part of the artisans repertoire and with the skills of the Master Glass Blower handed down through the generations, items of sheer world-beating quality have been produced.
Colours, techniques and materials vary depending upon the look a glass-maker is trying to achieve. Aquamarine is created through the use of copper and cobalt compounds whereas ruby red uses a gold solution as a coloring agent. Murine technique begins with the layering of colored liquid glass, which is then stretched into long rods called canes (see cane-working). When cold, these canes then sliced in cross-section, which has the layered pattern. The better-known term "millefiori" is a style of Murine that is defined by each layer of molten color being shaped by a mold into a star, then cooled and layered again. When sliced, this type of Murine has many points (thus mille (thousand). Filigree a type of cane-working, incalmo, enamel painted, engraving, gold engraving, lattimo, ribbed glass and submersion are just a few of the other techniques a glass-maker can employ.
A Murano chandelier like all products of Murano glass, will add a totally bold and unique sense of style to your interior decorating theme. Among the brilliance of exceptionally fine Italian crystal glass makers, Murano holds a special place in the hearts of glass lovers all over the globe. Why? This is because of the island unique history and the way it has viewed glass-making as an art form worthy of Master Glass blowers of of the very highest caliber. The way in which Murano artisans view their work demands an unparalleled commitment to both quality and form.
From yesteryear till today. Murano Glass production and Chandeliers in particular, are a unique and timeless item of beauty and form and are an astute investment for any discerning owner.
We will have our new stock of 100% authentic Murano Chandeliers and other items in store soon so stop by and see us soon. We are absolutely ecstatic to be have these spectacular Chandeliers in store for our customers!