Murano Zanfirico Glass Identification Guide + Gallery

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Zanfirico is a technique invented by glass makers on the Venetian island of Murano, Italy. Zanfirico glass consists of fine filigree canes which have been stretched and twisted to form beautiful lattice patterns. The name Zanfirico derives from the surname of a 19th century Italian art dealer, Antonio Sanquirico, however the Zanfirico technique has been used as far back as the 16th century, when it was originally known as 'Filigrana a Retortoli'. Many Murano glass manufacturers use Zanfirico canes in their glassware production, including Venini, Aureliano Toso, Fratelli Toso, and AVeM.

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Venini Murano Glass Zanfirico Fazzoletto Vase - Marked

A white and yellow Murano zanfirico glass "Fazzoletto" (handkerchief) vase. Made by Venini, marked to base "Venini, Murano, Italia".

Murano Glass Zanfirico Fazzoletto Handkerchief Vase

A white and blue Murano zanfirico glass "Fazzoletto" (handkerchief) vase with copper aventurine. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Glass Zanfirico Fazzoletto Handkerchief Vase

A white and blue Murano zanfirico glass "Fazzoletto" (handkerchief) vase. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano White Zanfirico Filigree Glass Handkerchief Vase

A white zanfirico glass "Fazzoletto" (handkerchief) vase. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Glass Zanfirico Fazzoletto Handkerchief Vase

A white, green, blue, pink and yellow Murano zanfirico glass "Fazzoletto" (handkerchief) vase with copper aventurine. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Zanfirico Filigree Glass Handkerchief Vase

A white, green, blue and pink Murano zanfirico glass "Fazzoletto" (handkerchief) vase. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Glass Zanfirico Fazzoletto Handkerchief Vase

A white, turquoise, blue and pink Murano zanfirico glass "Fazzoletto" (handkerchief) vase with copper aventurine. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Zanfirico & Copper Aventurine Glass Dish/Bowl

A white, green, blue, pink and yellow Murano zanfirico glass vase or bowl with copper aventurine. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Zanfirico Red & White Glass Gold Leaf Courtier/Dancer Figurine

A white and red Murano zanfirico glass male courtier / dancer figurine with gold leaf inclusions. Manufacturer unknown.

L Nason Murano Zanfirico Filigree Pink Glass Vase - Label

A white and pink Murano zanfirico glass vase with applied clear handles filled with gold leaf. Made by L Nason, labelled.

Murano Zanfirico Filigree Pink & White Venetian Glass Vase

A white and pink Murano zanfirico glass vase with applied clear handles. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano 1950's Zanfirico Filigree + Aventurine Glass Vase

A blue and yellow Murano zanfirico glass vase with copper aventurine. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano 1950's Zanfirico Lattice Filigree Glass Vase

A white and red Murano zanfirico glass vase with applied clear prunts filled with gold leaf inclusions. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano 1950's Zanfirico Lattice Filigree Glass Vase

A white and red Murano zanfirico glass vase with applied clear rim filled with gold leaf inclusions. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Zanfirico Filigree Red & White Glass Tumbler / Vase

A white and red Murano zanfirico glass vase or tumbler. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano 1950's Zanfirico Lattice Filigree Glass Vase

A white and purple Murano zanfirico glass vase with applied clear handles. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano 1950's Zanfirico Lattice Filigree Glass Vase

A white and blue Murano zanfirico glass jug with applied clear handle and copper aventurine. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Blue & White Glass Zanfirico Filigree Vase

A white and blue Murano zanfirico glass vase with applied clear handles and copper aventurine. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano 1950's Zanfirico Lattice Filigree Glass Vase

A white, green and blue Murano zanfirico glass vase with applied clear handles filled with gold leaf inclusions. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Zanfirico & Copper Aventurine Glass Bowl / Vase

A white Murano zanfirico glass vase with applied clear handles and copper aventurine. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano 1950's Zanfirico Lattice Filigree Glass Vase

A white, green, yellow and blue Murano zanfirico glass vase with applied clear handles and copper aventurine. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano 1950's Zanfirico Lattice Filigree Glass Vase

A white, green, black and blue Murano zanfirico glass vase. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Zanfirico Filigree Blue Ribbon Glass Plate / Dish

A white and blue Murano zanfirico glass plate / dish with copper aventurine. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Vintage Zanfirico Blue & White Glass Filigree Plate

A white and blue Murano zanfirico glass plate / dish. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Zanfirico & Copper Aventurine Glass Dish/Bowl

A white and pink Murano zanfirico glass leaf shaped bowl / dish with copper aventurine. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Zanfirico & Copper Aventurine Glass Dish/Bowl

A white and pink Murano zanfirico glass leaf shaped bowl / dish with copper aventurine. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Pink & White Zanfirico Filigree Glass Leaf Bowl

A white and pink Murano zanfirico glass leaf shaped bowl / dish. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Zanfirico Pink, Orange & White Glass Aventurine Bowl

A white, orange and pink Murano zanfirico glass leaf shaped bowl / dish with copper aventurine. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano White Zanfirico & Red Filigree Glass Leaf Bowl

A white and red Murano zanfirico glass leaf shaped bowl / dish. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Vintage Amber & White Glass Zanfirico Filigree Bowl/Ashtray

A white and amber Murano zanfirico glass leaf shaped ashtray bowl. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano 1950's Zanfirico Lattice Filigree Glass Bowl

A white and clear Murano zanfirico glass bowl / dish. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano 1950's Zanfirico Lattice Filigree Glass Bowl

A white and red Murano zanfirico glass bowl. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Pink & White Glass Zanfirico Filigree Bowl

A white and pink Murano zanfirico glass circular bowl / dish. Label reads "A.Z. Italy, Venice, Murano".

Murano Brown & White Glass Zanfirico Filigree Bowl

A white and brown Murano zanfirico glass circular bowl. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Zanfirico & Copper Aventurine Glass Dish/Bowl

A white and clear Murano zanfirico glass circular bowl / dish with copper aventurine. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Blue & White Glass Zanfirico Filigree Bowl

A white and blue Murano zanfirico glass oval bowl with folded side. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Zanfirico & Copper Aventurine Glass Dish/Bowl

A white and green Murano zanfirico glass circular bowl / dish with copper aventurine. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Vintage Zanfirico & Aventurine Pink & White Glass Bowl

A white and pink Murano zanfirico glass circular bowl / dish with copper aventurine. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Red & White Glass Zanfirico Filigree Bowl

A white and red Murano zanfirico glass circular bowl / dish with gold leaf in the base. Has George Hardy import label.

Murano Green & White Glass Zanfirico Filigree Bowl

A white and green Murano zanfirico glass bowl / dish with gold leaf in the base and rim. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano White Zanfirico & Pink Filigree Aventurine Glass Bowl

A white and pink Murano zanfirico glass square bowl / dish with copper aventurine. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Zanfirico & Copper Aventurine Pink Glass Bowl

A white and pink Murano zanfirico glass square bowl / dish with copper aventurine, and clear base filled with gold leaf. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Red & White Glass Zanfirico Filigree Bowl

A white and red Murano zanfirico glass square bowl / dish. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano 1950's Zanfirico Lattice Filigree Glass Bowl

A white, pink and blue Murano zanfirico glass triangular bowl / dish with copper aventurine. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Blue & White Glass Zanfirico Filigree Bowl

A white and blue Murano zanfirico glass triangular bowl / dish. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Blue & White Glass Zanfirico Filigree Bowl

A white and blue Murano zanfirico glass triangular bowl / dish. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano Blue & White Glass Zanfirico Filigree Bowl

A white and blue Murano zanfirico glass triangular bowl / dish. Manufacturer unknown.

Murano 1950's Zanfirico Lattice Filigree Red Glass Bowl

A white and red Murano zanfirico glass triangular bowl / dish. Manufacturer unknown.

Salviati Murano Zanfirico & Copper Aventurine Glass Vase

A miniature Murano glass dimpled vase with copper aventurine, white "Zanfirico" lattice filigree, and pink & yellow ribbons. Made by Salviati.

Salviati Murano Zanfirico & Aventurine Glass Tumbler/Vase

A small Murano glass vase or tumbler with copper aventurine, white "Zanfirico" lattice filigree, and blue & yellow ribbons. Made by Salviati.

Salviati Murano Zanfirico & Aventurine Green & White Glass Plate

A Murano glass plate with copper aventurine, white "Zanfirico" lattice filigree and green twisted ribbons. Made by Salviati.

Salviati Murano Zanfirico & Aventurine Blue Glass Plate

A Murano glass plate with copper aventurine, and white and blue "Zanfirico" lattice filigree. Made by Salviati.

Salviati Zanfirico & Aventurine Pink Glass Plate

A Murano glass plate with copper aventurine, white "Zanfirico" lattice filigree and pink ribbons. Made by Salviati.

Salviati Murano Zanfirico & Aventurine Purple Glass Plate

A Murano glass plate with copper aventurine, white "Zanfirico" lattice filigree and purple ribbons. Made by Salviati.

Salviati Murano Zanfirico & Aventurine Pink/Blue Glass Plate

A Murano glass plate with copper aventurine, white "Zanfirico" lattice filigree and blue & pink ribbons. Made by Salviati.

Salviati Murano Zanfirico & Aventurine Blue Glass Plate

A Murano glass plate with copper aventurine, white "Zanfirico" lattice filigree and blue ribbons. Made by Salviati.

Salviati Murano Zanfirico & Aventurine Yellow Glass Plate

A Murano glass plate with copper aventurine, white "Zanfirico" lattice filigree and pink & orange twisted ribbons. Made by Salviati.

Salviati Murano Zanfirico & Yellow & Orange Glass Plate

A Murano glass plate with copper aventurine, white and yellow "Zanfirico" lattice filigree and pink & orange twisted ribbons. Made by Salviati.

Salviati Murano Zanfirico & Aventurine Pink Glass Plate

A Murano glass plate with copper aventurine, white "Zanfirico" lattice filigree and pink twisted ribbons. Made by Salviati.

Salviati Murano Zanfirico & Aventurine Blue Glass Plate

A Murano glass plate with copper aventurine, white "Zanfirico" lattice filigree, pink & orange and blue & white ribbons. Made by Salviati.

Salviati Murano Zanfirico & Aventurine Yellow Glass Finger Bowl

A Murano glass finger bowl with copper aventurine, and yellow & white "Zanfirico" lattice filigree. Made by Salviati.

Salviati Murano Zanfirico & Aventurine Green Glass Finger Bowl

A Murano glass finger bowl with copper aventurine, white "Zanfirico" lattice filigree and green twisted ribbons. Made by Salviati.

Salviati Murano Zanfirico & Aventurine Yellow & Pink Glass Finger Bowl

A Murano glass finger bowl with copper aventurine, yellow & white "Zanfirico" lattice filigree, and pink ribbons. Made by Salviati.

Salviati Vintage Murano Zanfirico & Aventurine Glass Finger Bowl

A Murano glass finger bowl with copper aventurine, and white "Zanfirico" lattice filigree. Made by Salviati.

AVeM Murano 1950's Zanfirico + Aventurine Red Glass Bowl

A red and clear cased glass "Tutti Frutti" square shaped ashtray bowl. Made by AVeM.

AVeM Murano 1950's Zanfirico + Aventurine Red Tutti Frutti Glass Shell Bowl

A red and clear cased glass "Tutti Frutti" shell shaped ashtray bowl. Made by AVeM.

AVeM Murano Zanfirico & Aventurine Red Tutti Frutti Glass Leaf Bowl

A red and clear cased glass "Tutti Frutti" leaf shaped ashtray bowl. Made by AVeM.

AVeM Murano 1950's Zanfirico + Aventurine Red Glass Bowl

A red and clear cased glass "Tutti Frutti" oval shaped ashtray bowl. Made by AVeM.

AVeM Murano Zanfirico & Aventurine Green Tutti Frutti Glass Square Bowl

A green and clear cased glass "Tutti Frutti" square shaped ashtray bowl. Made by AVeM.

AVeM Murano Zanfirico & Aventurine Green Tutti Frutti Glass Tricorn Bowl

A green and clear cased glass "Tutti Frutti" triangle shaped ashtray bowl. Made by AVeM.

AVeM Murano 1950's Zanfirico + Aventurine Green Glass Bowl

A green and clear cased glass "Tutti Frutti" triangle shaped ashtray bowl. Made by AVeM.

AVeM Murano 1950's Zanfirico + Aventurine Green Glass Bowl

A green and clear cased glass "Tutti Frutti" oval shaped ashtray bowl. Made by AVeM.

AVeM Murano 1950's Zanfirico + Aventurine Blue Glass Bowl

A blue and clear cased glass "Tutti Frutti" oval shaped ashtray bowl. Made by AVeM.

AVeM Murano 1950's Zanfirico + Aventurine Blue Glass Bowl

A blue and clear cased glass "Tutti Frutti" triangle shaped ashtray bowl. Made by AVeM.

AVeM Murano 1950's Zanfirico + Aventurine White Glass Bowl

A white and clear cased glass "Tutti Frutti" shell shaped ashtray bowl. Made by AVeM.

AVeM Murano 1950's Zanfirico + Aventurine Glass Bowl

A clear cased glass "Tutti Frutti" triangle shaped ashtray bowl. Made by AVeM.

AVeM Murano 1950's Zanfirico + Aventurine Red Glass Vase

A red and clear cased glass "Tutti Frutti" vase. Made by AVeM.

AVeM Murano Zanfirico + Aventurine Red Glass Vase w Label

A red and clear cased glass "Tutti Frutti" vase. Made by AVeM.

AVeM Murano 1950's Zanfirico + Aventurine Red Glass Vase

A red and clear cased glass "Tutti Frutti" vase. Made by AVeM.

AVeM Murano 1950's Zanfirico + Aventurine White Glass Vase

A white and clear cased glass "Tutti Frutti" vase. Made by AVeM.

AVeM Murano 1950's Zanfirico + Aventurine Green Glass Vase

A green and clear cased glass "Tutti Frutti" vase. Made by AVeM.

AVeM Murano 1950's Zanfirico + Aventurine Blue Glass Vase

A blue and clear cased glass "Tutti Frutti" vase. Made by AVeM.

AVeM Murano 1950's Zanfirico + Aventurine Glass Paperweight

A multicoloured glass "Tutti Frutti" paperweight. Attributed to AVeM.

AVeM Murano 1950's Zanfirico + Aventurine Glass Paperweight

A multicoloured glass "Tutti Frutti" paperweight. Attributed to AVeM.


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