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Italian Venetian mirrors from Murano Island, Italy. Finest hand-crafted in Italy by Murano glass artisans Venetian mirrors. Venetian mirrors for centuries were objects of desire.
Murano glass mirrors continue to convey luxury.
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
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Venetian glass mirrors
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
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today's Venetian mirrors
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.... about
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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...
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lighting up your world with Venetian glass lamps
The lighting you choose for your home most likely has a much larger impact than you would think. Not only do lamps provide illumination for cooking, reading, and other tasks, but the lamp itself becomes an important part of the decor. Choose
Venetian glass lamps for the ultimate in understated elegance while lighting up your world...
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incorporating Venetian glass into your home decor
It's no secret that Venetian glass objects are the crème-de-la-crème of the glass world. The skilled glass artists on the island of Murano in Venice, Italy practice the centuries-old craft of fashioning exquisite glass treasures that can add the final touches that transform a room into an
extraordinary space. The elegance of hand-crafted Murano glass from Venice takes on a number of different forms, from
Venetian mirrors to lamps
and sconces in addition to other decorative accessories like bowls and vases... read more about
Venetian glass accessories
Venetian glass history
There is nothing like the glitter of skillfully crafted, beautiful Venetian glass in the light. Throughout history, prized Murano glass pieces were displayed in locations where the play of light – daylight and candle light – complimented the delicate pieces, causing them to shimmer as if by magic. Today is no different. Even electric lighting can make Venetian glass sparkle with a dazzling glamour to give any room the feeling of richness and opulence. A simple, yet elegant Venetian glass mirror, a pair of lamps or sconces, strategically located, can make the difference in any room decor. Dramatic light over small Venetian glass accessories,
such as a vase or bowl can draw the eye to the most obscure corner of a room...
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