Venetian Jewel Tone

Murano Italian Emerald Art Glass Decanter and Glasses (LEO Design)

In recent days we’ve presented glassware from Japan, from the Czech Republic, and, now, from Venezia, Italia.  The emerald green liquor service, shown above, was mouth-blown on the little island of Murano—floating a short vaporetto ride from La Serinissima, “The Most Serene,” the  floating “City of Bridges.”  This set was made right around 1950, when early Modernism was helping the world move forward—a world wanting to shake off the horrors which had tormented the previous decade.