ITALIAN MILLEFIORI MURANO ART GLASS BOWL*BABY BLUE*

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  • Item Category: Glass
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 04, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

~BRAND NEW!~

RICH IN COLOR AND HISTORY, THE VIVID HUE ON THIS UNIQUE BABY BLUE MURANO GLASS BOWL ACHIEVES AN ALMOST 3-D APPEARANCE.

4.75" W X 2.75" H. AUTHENTIC MURANO GLASS MADE BY ANTICA MURRINA OF VENICE, ITALY, NOT MADE IN CHINA! *COMES WITH A BROCHURE FROM THE COMPANY AND GIFT BAG* *DOUBLE BOXED!*

* *~ MI LL EF IO RI~ ** MILLEFIORI IS A GLASSWORK TECHNIQUE WHICH PRODUCES DISTINCTIVE DECORATIVE PATTERNS ON GLASSWARE. THE TERM MILLEFIORI IS A COMBINATION OF THE ITALIAN WORDS "MILLE" (THOUSAND) AND "FIORI" (FLOWERS). A. PELLATT (IN HIS BOOK "CURIOSITIES OF GLASS MAKING") WAS THE FIRST TO USE THE TERM "MILLEFIORI", WHICH DID NOT APPEAR IN THE OXFORD DICTIONARY UNTIL 1849. THE MILLEFIORI TECHNIQUE INVOLVES THE PRODUCTION OF GLASS CANES OR RODS, KNOWN AS MURRINE, WITH MULTICOLORED PATTERNS WHICH ARE VIEWABLE ONLY FROM THE CUT ENDS OF THE CANE. MORE RECENTLY, THE MILLEFIORI TECHNIQUE HAS BEEN APPLIED TO POLYMER CLAYS AND OTHER MATERIALS. BECAUSE POLYMER CLAY IS QUITE PLIABLE AND DOES NOT NEED TO BE HEATED AND REHEATED IN ORDER TO FUSE IT, IT IS MUCH EASIER TO PRODUCE MILLEFIORI PATTERNS THAN WITH GLASS.
THE MILLEFIORI TECHNIQUE IS A LABOUR INTENSIVE PROCESS. EACH MILLEFIORI ITEM IS INIVIDUALLY AND PAINSTAKINGLY HANDMADE. W EL CO ME T O P OR TU GA L T RE AS UR ES ! SIT BACK, RELAX & HAVE FUN BROWSING

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