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 stunning A. Seguso Murano art glass perfume bottle was produced in the mid-1960s. What makes this bedroom item so gorgeous are the gold-striated glass ribs that are replete with bubbles. The aventurine is well distributed throughout the bottle. This beauty is simply a breathtaking piece of art glass!
The Murano perfume bottle is in very good vintage condition. Only one small “tooling mark” appears on the top lip of the bottom, but it does not detract from the value of the piece nor distract from its exquisiteness. The remnants of a label also appear on the bottom of the perfume bottle.
This highly attractive vintage perfume bottle would make for an ideal gift for that special lady in your life or for a collector of Murano art glass.