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The History of Mirrors

Mirrors Gallery, Palace of Versailles

The history of mirrors starts in the III Century B.C. Most ancient mirrors were made from metal and had a round shape. The backside 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 […]

Incorporating Venetian Glass into Your Home Decor

Hand-blown aquamarine and clear Venetian glass vase; made in Murano, Italy; available at InvitingHome.com

Take your home decor to new heights with artistic Venetian glass. It’s no secret that Venetian glass objects are the creme-de-la-creme 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 […]

Venetian Glass – History Notes

hand-blown Murano glass

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 candlelight – complimented the delicate pieces, causing them to shimmer as if by magic. Today is no different. Even electric lighting can […]

About Venetian Glass

Murano Island (Venice) and hand-blown Murano glass flowers

For more than 1,000 years, glassmakers in Murano, Italy have created glass items of unsurpassed quality and beauty. Today, 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 […]

The Rise of Venetian Mirrors

Antiqued Venetian mirror framed in hand-etched glass with gold highlights, trimmed with glass ribbons, leaves and rosettes; Hand made in Murano, Italy.

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 […]

About Venetian Glass Mirrors

Rectangular Venetian mirror in a frame made of clear and pale green glass ribbons with lightly antiqued center glass; Hand made in Murano, Italy.

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 […]

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