(PRWEB) November 30, 2012
GlassOfVenice.com, the U.S.-based specialists in authentic Murano Glass imports and distribution, announce the arrival of exquisite Murano Glass Christmas collection directly from Venice, Italy. The collection includes handcrafted artistic Murano Glass Christmas ornaments, sculptures, vases, and figurines, which look great on the Christmas tree or mantle and make unique and stylish Christmas gifts full of color and spirit.
Murano Glass is a unique product with long history and artistic heritage. Born in Venice and existing as an official Venetian craft with its own Guild as early as 1291, Murano Glass has gone through various transformations over the centuries. It had periods of rise and fall, as Venice first flourished and then declined and fell under the influence of foreign powers, yet the creative process on Murano Island kept on going. Murano masters continuously invented new ever more complex glass-making techniques such as Millefiori, Filligrana, Reticello, to create gorgeous one-of-a-kind treasures. Yet the foundations of the craft changed remarkably little with the emphasis on the artistic talent and the skillful hands of Murano Glass masters, aided only by very basic simple instruments of the kind used centuries ago, and the no-frills stone furnaces which also look like they came from a bygone era.
From this rich artistic heritage rooted in the Venetian artistic tradition come all the gorgeous Murano Glass ornaments, vases, figurines and sculptures sold by GlassOfVenice.com. Kevin Grinberg, GlassOfVenice’s CEO, says: “Murano Glass is the bridge between the glorious Venetian past and the amazing living and breathing historical city that is Venice today. We view ourselves as the supporters and promoters of this ancient craft and we are proud to bring the unique beauty, history, and tradition of Murano Glass to our customers worldwide.”
Christmas is a joyous time of the year, the time to eat, drink, be merry, and enjoy the company of close friends and family. Murano Glass Christmas collection from GlassOfVenice will help you do all that in style. This Holiday Season bring the warm glow of Venice into your home and enjoy the rare fragile beauty of authentic handcrafted Murano Glass.