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About Venetian Murano Glass

 

 

 

 

ABOUT VENETIAN MURANO GLASS

Murano is a series of islands linked by bridges in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. It was once an independent commune, but is now a frazione of the commune of Venice. Murano was originally settled by the Romans, and from the sixth century by the peoples of Altinum and Oderzo. Famous for centuries for glass making, particularly lampworking, Murano’s glassmakers held a monopoly on high-quality glassmaking for centuries, developing and refining many technologies including crystalline glass, enameled glass (smalto), glass with threads of gold (aventurine), multicolored glass (millefiori), milk glass (lattimo), and imitation gemstones made of glass.

The artisans of Murano still employ these centuries-old techniques today, crafting everything from contemporary art glass and glass jewelry to Murano glass chandeliers and wine stoppers. Murano is home to the Museo Vetrario or Glass Museum in the Palazzo Giustinian, which holds displays on the history of glassmaking, and displays samples of glass from Egyptian times to the present.

Some of the companies that own historical glass factories in Murano are among the most important brands of glass in the world. These companies include, but are not limited to, Venini, Barovier & Toso, Simone Cenedese and Seguso. The oldest Murano glass factory that is still active today is that of Pauly & C. Compagnia Venezia Murano, founded in 1866.

 


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