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 gorgeous, ruby red and crystal flower vase is an example of Mid-Century Murano art glass. Produced in 1953, this vase stands more than nine inches tall and has a one-inch throat. The art glass vase is beautifully shaped as a series of six stems terminating in outward-reaching petals, which creates a very organic look.
The vase is in excellent vintage condition, free to nicks, chips, cracks, or any other defect. Several bubbles have been trapped in the glass, giving a watery feel to the vase.
This delicate-looking yet sturdy Murano art glass vase would make for an ideal lady’s gift for any special occasion. It would also be a wonderful addition to your art glass or Mid-Century artifacts collection.
Note: As part of our End of Winter Sale, purchase of the Mid-Century Murano Glass Red Flower Vase comes with a free $15 Dogbotz Boneyard gift certificate, which can be redeemed during a future purchase at our online store. The expiration date of the gift certificate is one year after purchase of this item.