Venetian Radiance

Venetian Mouth-Blown Dessert Bowls with Copper Dust Lacing (LEO Design)

One of the great glass-making centers of the world is Venice, Italy—more specifically the group of islands called Murano.  This set of eight iridescent, mouth-blown bowls are laced with copper dust in a lovely “Arlecchino” pattern.  At the center of each diamond is a tiny, hand-pricked dimple. The bowls would perform beautifully with fruit or dessert—or just catching the light in your display cabinet.  (Set of eight, $475).

The islands of Murano have had an on-again, off-again relationship with Venice-proper through the centuries.  Initially settled by the Romans, Murano made its first great fortune through fishing and salt-making. In 1291, all the glassmakers in Venice were forced to move to Murano—so great was the fear of fire within the wooden buildings of the Venetian Republic.  Murano soon became known for its great glassmaking: first beads, then mirrors, then chandeliers, and, in-time, Modernist vessels and sculpture.

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