GlassOfVenice.com not only offers the largest selection of Millefiori jewelry on the market, but it is also the only company outside of Venice to provide a full range of Millefiori glass pieces, many of which are rarely seen even in Venice.
Glen Rock, NJ (PRWEB) May 31, 2013
GlassOfVenice.com, the famous online store specializing exclusively in imported authentic Murano Glass from Venice, Italy is announcing arrival of new unique Millefiori accessories and tableware just in time for the Summer. Hard to find outside of Venice, and rare even in Venice itself, colorful Millefiori letter openers, key chains, serving pieces, drinking glasses, tableware and murano glass vases make great gifts and add a touch of elegance, artistry and color to everyday surroundings.
When people visit Venice they immediately fall in love with this magical city that is unlike anything else on earth. Perfectly preserved for over a thousand years, Venice offers a glimpse of the glorious and turbulent past and an amazing story of survival and reinvention. Murano Glass is an integral part of this story, the ancient art born in the 8th century Venice and kept alive by generations of glass artisans passing the unique techniques and traditions from father to son. Venice’s captivating play of architecture, water and light, along with the rare quality of the sand in the Venetian Lagoon (one of the key elements for glass-making) inspired talented glass masters to settle in Venice and create magical pieces blending rich colors and artistic designs with amazing quality and technical virtuosity.
Murano’s famous Millefiori technique is an example of a challenging completely manual technical process resulting in colorful and elegant creations that remind ancient mosaics and enjoy worldwide popularity. Millefiori technique, known in Venice as Murrina, was used by ancient Egyptians, then Romans, but after the fall of Rome, the secrets of this and many other glassmaking techniques were lost. Venetians, having attained considerable technical knowledge by the 15th century, managed to re-discover Millefiori technique of making glass canes with patterns inside using layering of liquid glass and molds. The canes were then cut up into small cylindrical pieces with patterns inside and the pieces were used to create intricate floral designs or mosaic effects.
Millefiori technique survives to this day carried on by Murano glassworks where the masters have been perfecting their skills for generations. GlassOfVenice works directly with these artisans to bring gorgeous Millefiori pieces to its discerning clients worldwide. While Millefiori pendants and earrings remain the most well-known and available examples of this technique, other Millefiori pieces also exist but are more difficult to obtain, since they require considerable skill and experience to create. The company’s spokesperson relates: “GlassOfVenice.com not only offers the largest selection of Millefiori jewelry on the market, but it is also the only company outside of Venice to provide a full range of Millefiori glass pieces, many of which are rarely seen even in Venice.” On offer are unique Millefiori creations, including the best selection of Millefiori keychains, letter openers, pill boxes, serving pieces, drinking glasses, sculptures, vases, tea sets, lamps, and everything else imaginable.
GlassOfVenice is a U.S.-based company focusing solely on direct import and worldwide distribution of authentic Murano Glass. The company was founded by visionary businessmen with passion for Italy and Venice and appreciation of Venetian artistic heritage, which today can be best seen in its famous Murano Glass. GlassOfVenice imports all its products directly from Venice and offers the full range of Murano Glass produced by the Island’s artisans from jewelry and accessories to tableware and home décor, including vases, sculptures, and chandeliers. The products can be purchased on the company’s full-featured and user-friendly website http://www.GlassOfVenice.com. Paypal and all major credit cards are accepted and worldwide shipping is available from the U.S.-based warehouse.