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Venetian Mirrors

oval Venetian glass mirror framed in hand-etched glass with gold highlights. Venetian mirror a beaded glass edging and rosettes
oval Venetian glass mirror
Venetian mirror framed in hand-etched glass with golden highlights. Venetian mirror trimmed with glass ribbons and rosettes
Venetian glass mirror
octagonal Venetian mirror with hand-etched glass. Venetian mirror trimmed with glass ribbons and rosettes
Venetian glass mirror
antique Venetian mirror framed in hand-etched glass with gold highlights, trimmed with ribbons and rosettes
antique Venetian glass mirror
rectangular Venetian mirror trimmed with glass ribbons and rosettes
rectangular Venetian mirror

Venetian glass mirror
Venetian mirror  - Venetian glass mirror framed in hand-etched glass with gold highlights
Venetian mirror
Venetian glass mirror framed in hand-etched beveled glass and gold highlights
Venetian mirror
Venetian mirror in a round frame made of more than 180 individual clear and gold venetian glass rosettes
round Venetian mirror
round Venetian glass mirror in a round frame made of more than 180 individual clear and gold venetian glass rosettes
round Venetian mirror
large Venetian glass mirror framed in hand-etched glass with gold accents
large Venetian glass mirror
antique Venetian mirror framed in hand-etched glass with antiqued gold highlights, trimmed with glass ribbons and rosettes
antique Venetian glass mirror
Venetian mirrors made of Murano glass

Today's Venetian Glass Mirrors

Every classic Venetian mirror we offer is hand made in Venice, Italy. All of the Venetian mirrors are produced by the methods of the 18th and 19th century techniques perfected by generations of skilled artisans. The skill of the modern Murano glass artisans is clear when you view our selection of Venetian mirrors. Even today, the Murano glass artisans possess skills that are almost magical; it cannot be denied that the mirrors they craft are flawless works of art. The perfectly honed skills and aesthetic tastes of the Venetian glassmakers are evident in each Venetian mirror’s exquisite details. The traditional characteristics of Venetian glass are present in our mirrors: they possess unsurpassed clarity; they are exceedingly lightweight; they are brilliant in color; and they possess the elusive quality of ductility, which permits the astonishing fantasy of form.

Many of the Venetian mirrors feature carefully crafted roses, ribbons and tender leaves, enhancing the Venetian mirrors elegant look with delicate details. The intricacies on some of the Venetian mirrors are crafted using traditional glass technique. All of the stunning Venetian mirrors are hand-crafted masterpieces constructed in a multiple step process. Each piece of clear or colored glass that makes up the mirror’s elaborate composition is hand-cut or hand-blown. The Venetian mirror is shaped, polished, and then the design is hand-etched into the mirror's surface. Once each piece of glass is backed with silver, all the pieces are finally assembled and fastened onto the mirror's wooden substructure.

large round Venetian glass mirror
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The Venetian mirrors featured on our site are incredible values. To own one of these Venetian mirror is to own a piece of a history that is filled with mystery, romance, and intrigue. These affordable works of art retain their symbolic status that only centuries of history can impart. Behold your image in the Venetian mirror of your choice, and witness the legend of the mirror for yourself.

 
 
 
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the rise of the Venetian mirrors
The Venetian mirror was born on the tiny Italian island of Murano in Venice in the 15th century. Venetian mirrors were painstakingly produced and creating one was a highly involved process. Upon completion, Venetian mirrors were considered to be masterpieces of art; the beauty of Venetian mirrors surpassed the expectations of what a mirror should be. Even with the arrival of the 16th century, Venetian mirrors were rarities, and the majority of them were custom made for royalty and nobles with voracious appetites for collecting Venetian mirrors... about Venetian mirrors >>

Venetian mirrors

about Venetian glass mirrors
A simple way to incorporate an elegant look into any room is the addition of an exquisite Venetian mirror. These treasured pieces reflect light and serve as an artistic focal point, transforming a room into a glamorous environment with a bit of old-world elegance. Mirrors are helpful for checking your outfit one last time before you run out the door. But did you know that adding decorative mirrors to your home's decor is a great way to increase the amount of interior light? Or that mirrors can easily serve as an artistic element, as well? A mirror is much more than just a simple reflective surface, and the right mirror can make all the difference in the world... read on Venetian Glass Mirrors >>

 
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about Venetian glass
For more than 1,000 years, glassmakers in Murano, Italy have created glass items of unsurpassed quality and beauty. Today, Murano and Venetian glass is still made using methods developed by the ancient artisans. The origins of Venetian glassmaking are traced to the time of the Roman Empire. During that time, the quality and beauty of Venetian glass quickly became known throughout the empire and beyond. Glass items made in Venice – mirrors, bowls, vases, sculptures, jewelry, lamps, wall sconces and other pieces – were considered by many among the best in the world... continue reading on Venetian glass >>

 
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the history of mirrors
The history of mirrors starts in the III Century B.C. Most ancient mirrors were made from metal and had a round shape. The back side of the ancient mirrors was beautifully embellished with ornamentation. Mirrors were made from highly polished bronze and silver. The first glass mirrors were invented in I Century by Romans. From ancient times special qualities had been given to mirrors, that no other object had. The Greek philosopher Socrates gave advice to young men to look at themselves in the mirror, and those who were handsome should focus their life on keeping their souls clean and stay away from the temptations of life that could take them on the wrong path.... continue reading about the history of mirrors >>

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