About the Artist:
Murano glass is made on the Venetian island of Murano, which has specialized in fancy glassware for centuries. Murano’s glassmakers led Europe for centuries, developing or refining many technologies including crystalline glass, enameled glass (known as 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.
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 (or, Glass Museum) in the Palazzo Giustinian houses displays about the history of glassmaking as well as glass samples ranging from the Ancient Egyptian era through the present day.
This beautiful, hand-blown Murano art glass bowl with a swan neck was purchased from an estate sale in Lavergne, Texas. The various hues of gorgeous coral and orange swirled in with white and cast with red along the breast of the swan make this art glass bowl a stunning piece to display in your kitchen, dining room or living room. The workmanship on this bowl is superb.
The Murano glass bowl is in excellent vintage condition, free of cracks, chips or breaks.
Both eye=-catching and functional, consider this vintage art glass bowl as a gift for friend or family member or as an addition to your own glass collection.