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Yellow Swirled Murano Glass Vase .
LOVELY medium sized Murano Glass vase from Murano, Venice, Italy.
20th Century, circa 1960.
Mid-Century in style.
Gorgeous hand-blown piece with yellow color with hand-blown swirls of blue, green, yellow and orange hues.
Unfortunately, it is not marked, so we cannot attribute it to any of the famous Murano makers.
In near mint condition. No chips or cracks. Some scratches to the bulbous base but not visible and do not adversely affect the piece.
MURANO GLASS: “Murano glass is glass made on the Venetian island of Murano, which has specialized in fancy glasswares for centuries. Murano’s glassmakers led Europe for centuries, developing or refining many technologies including crystalline glass, enamelled glass (smalto), glass with threads of gold (aventurine), multicolored glass (millefiori), milk glass (lattimo), and imitation gemstones made of glass. Today, the artisans of Murano are still employing these centuries-old techniques, crafting everything from contemporary art glass and glass figurines to Murano glass chandeliers and wine stoppers, as well as tourist souvenirs.
Today, Murano is home to a vast number of factories and a few individual artists’ studios making all manner of glass objects from mass marketed stemware to original sculpture. The Museo del Vetro (Glass Museum) in the Palazzo Giustinian houses displays on the history of glassmaking as well as glass samples ranging from Egyptian times through the present day.”
Yellow Swirled Murano Glass Vase.
Provenance: Bought in Europe.
Dimensions: 12.6″ High……5.5″ at widest point…….top is a 5.25″ diameter…….base is 3.75″ diameter