Glen Rock, NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2013
GlassOfVenice, the largest direct importer and distributor of authentic Murano Glass in the U.S., is proud to introduce a new line of beautiful Murano Millefiori pieces directly from Venice, Italy. This gorgeous artistic Millefiori collection, which includes figurines, sculptures, accent plates, tableware and more is a result of the new partnership with a prominent Murano glass-making family who have long specialized in the craftsmanship of world-famous Millefiori Glass.
“Seeking best-in-class is the cornerstone of our business”, says Kevin Grinberg, the founder and CEO of GlassOfVenice. “We dedicate time and resources to finding the best artisans who create the most beautiful artistic Murano Glass pieces. With this latest partnership we are proud to offer our signature outstanding quality and the best selection of handcrafted Millefiori Glass to all our customers.“
Millefiori (known in Italian as Murrine) is an ancient glass-making technique invented by the Romans around the 1st Century B.C., then lost, and subsequently rediscovered by the talented Venetian glass masters in the late 15th Century. Millefiori technique is a labor-intensive multi-stage process. The first step is the creation of the special thin glass rods with various multi-color star- or flower patterns inside. These rods are then cut into little mosaic-like pieces called Murrine, which are assembled by hand into various designs and are used to cover molten glass completely as it is being blown and shaped. The hot glass objects covered in small Murrine are then put into special furnaces where the Millefiori pieces fuse together under high temperatures to form intricate colorful quilt-like designs, which fascinate and dazzle.
Millefiori vases, bowls, coffee sets, glasses and tumblers, animals, fish, and other sculptures created entirely by hand using the original ancient technique and basic tools are now available on http://www.GlassOfVenice.com - the website dedicated exclusively to authentic Murano Glass imported directly from Venice, Italy. These rich artistic pieces merge Venetian opulence with famous Murano craftsmanship and make ideal gifts for special occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries, or weddings. Murano Millefiori gifts are guaranteed to become family keepsakes, bound to be treasured for generations.