The history of the Antique Art of handmade Murano Glass

May 17, 2017 1316

What are the origins of the antique art of Murano glass? What is the process of the glass making? And what makes Murano glass so unique and renowned all over the world? The history of Murano glass is deeply intertwined with the history of the Republic of Venice (also known as La Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia, The Most Serene Republic of Venice), that was for many centuries a major economic and trading power in the Mediterranean Sea.

VENICE: Its beginnings are still shrouded in mystery, but its magnificence is known all over the world. The Venetians were renowned navigators who throughout the centuries created a true empire thanks to their commercial supremacy in the Mediterranean Sea. Their intense interest in the import and export of salt, spices, iron, and other products led them to negotiate with nations around the world. Among the many imports, were minerals such as cobalt and gold, which were used for glass making. It was through this manufacturing that Venice created its vast fortune.

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