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Italian Murano Glass


The term "Murano Glass" defines glass produced on the island of Murano, near Venice, Italy. There are many different manufacturers, both past and present, based on Murano. The history of Murano Glass began in 1291, when concerns about the risk of fire to the mainly wooden buildings of Venice lead to the many glass manufacturers there being ordered to move their premises to the small island of Murano, just off the coast of Venice, Italy. Murano was already a busy trade port at the time. Murano glass artists soon became renowned for their skills in glass design, and had a monopoly on glassware production for several centuries. The Murano glass industry boomed during the 1950's/60's, exporting a vast amount of Venetian glassware as well as producing a large quantity of glassware for tourists visiting Venice. Murano glass production is still extremely active today. Due to the success and popularity of Murano glass with collectors, styles of glassware that originated on the island of Murano have been reproduced elsewhere, often of much poorer quality. These days, a lot of "Murano" glass sold on eBay or at antiques & collectable fairs can actually turn out to be made recently in China. When collecting glass, to avoid accidentally buying glass that wasn't actually made in Murano, it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the current styles of glassware that are of Chinese origin. The best places to do this are on the website www.alibaba.com or in your local TK Maxx store.


Featured Products - Italian Murano Glass

Venini Murano Green Glass Bullicante Bowl by Carlo Scarpa
Venini Murano Green Glass Bullicante Bowl by Carlo Scarpa
£200.00
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HUGE 2.8kg Murano Faceted Amber Sommerso Glass Block Bowl
HUGE 2.8kg Murano Faceted Amber Sommerso Glass Block Bowl
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New Products For July - Italian Murano Glass

Murano/Venetian Green & Amber Sommerso Glass Vase #5
Murano/Venetian Green & Amber Sommerso Glass Vase #5
£30.00
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Murano/Sommerso Purple & Blue Cased Glass Geode Bowl
Murano/Sommerso Purple & Blue Cased Glass Geode Bowl
£40.00
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Murano Faceted Pink & Amber Sommerso Glass Block Vase
Murano Faceted Pink & Amber Sommerso Glass Block Vase
£60.00
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Carlo Moretti Marbled Purple & White Murano Glass Vase
Carlo Moretti Marbled Purple & White Murano Glass Vase
£60.00
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Fratelli Toso Millefiori Canes Murano Glass Vase #3
Fratelli Toso Millefiori Canes Murano Glass Vase #3
£120.00
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Murano/Sommerso Pink & White Cased Glass Geode Bowl
Murano/Sommerso Pink & White Cased Glass Geode Bowl
£60.00
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Fratelli Toso Millefiori Canes Murano Glass Vase #2
Fratelli Toso Millefiori Canes Murano Glass Vase #2
£120.00
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Murano Faceted Green & Amber Sommerso Glass Block Vase
Murano Faceted Green & Amber Sommerso Glass Block Vase
£80.00
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Barovier & Toso Murano Gold Leaf Bullicante Glass Bowl
Barovier & Toso Murano Gold Leaf Bullicante Glass Bowl
£40.00
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Murano/Venetian Red & Amber Sommerso Glass Vase/Jug
Murano/Venetian Red & Amber Sommerso Glass Vase/Jug
£40.00
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Murano/Sommerso Brown & Amber Cased Glass Geode Bowl
Murano/Sommerso Brown & Amber Cased Glass Geode Bowl
£40.00
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