Murano Style Glass
|November 23, 2010||Posted by admin under Glassware|
Although a lot of traditional Muranese methods are used today in the same manner they always have, some have been changed and are utilized in the modern idiom by avant-garde designers with an eye for the past.
One particular method is the murrine. A design is created up on the surface of a section of glass using tiny colored tiles, or tesserae, generally only an inch or so in diameter, much like a Roman mosaic. The tesserae are created in a process just like the zanfirico rods where a design is produced using colored glass powder melted onto and inside a gather, that is then pulled and extruded into a long, thin cane, and cut, this time into little tiles, to uncover the pattern inside.
Bormioli Rocco Murano 14-7/8-Ounce Cobalt Blue Beverage Glass, Set of 4
The 14-7/8-ounce glasses feature spun, machine-made construction marked by slight variations, uneven edges, and flared profiles that lend them a sense of handcrafted quality.
The desirability value of a piece integrating murrines is mostly influenced by who made it and the design, sophistication, and success of the murrines themselves. For instance, the Roman murrines depicting miniature portraits are extremely complex, scarce, and precious. This is also true of murrines today: the more complex and pictorial the murrine, the more sought-after the item. The most common type of murrine, as seen on paperweights around the world, is in the form of a little, nearly geometric, flower. These are organized in vibrant patterns and are referred to as millefiori, meaning “a thousand flowers.”
Purple Murano Style Glass Beads and Charm Bracelet, 7.5+1″ Extender
Eclectic glass beads create a chic charm bracelet along any wrist with the Murano Style Glass Beads and Charm Bracelet. Strung along the 7.5″ snack chain is a radiant combination of faceted-finished glass beads and sterling silver accents. The heart-shaped stone contains natural definitions that make each bracelet one-of-a-kind.
Standard features of the Venetian style, murrines have been used for hundreds of years, and pieces in the classic style are still made today. However, glass designers like Venetian Vittorio Ferro and a number of 20th-century designers, for example Richard Marquis, Sabine Lintzen, Jesse Taj, and David Sobel have reinterpreted the style and brought it up to date. Some make use of strong, contrasting colours standard of the design revolution of the 1950s and 60s, but sparse, randomly placed murrines can also be found, while other people prefer modern motifs taken from modern society, such as cartoon characters.
Murano Magic: Complete Guide to Venetian Glass, Its History and Artists (Schiffer Art Books)
This new study captures the artistry of Murano glass as well as the multi-generational world of discovery, innovation, alliances, and re-alliances that have fostered that artistry. With 250 stunning color photographs of Murano glass art and a detailed text that includes historical information and family trees, this book is original in its comprehensive presentation of the artists, both past and present.
Blue Hawaii Murano Style Glass and Sterling Bead with Solid Single Core Fits European Charm Bracelet
This hand blown glass bead has Blue and white swirled flowers. Unthreaded to slide onto your bracelet. Each Murano bead is hand made by skilled artisans and may vary slightly from the photos.
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