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What is the history of glass?

That of glass is a story spanning more than four thousand years. The production centers of antiquity were in Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Syria. From the 10th century BC, glass began to spread to the Balkans and southern Europe, reaching, in the Hellenistic age (4th-1st century BC), the entire Mediterranean.

How to distinguish authentic Murano glass from fake ones?

The label bears the inscription ‘Vetro Artistico® Murano’ and the symbol of the blowpipe,the typical tool used in glassmaking. The color of the recognition sticker is blue or red, depending on the type of processing of the products; while on gold leaf, the inscription and the symbol of the blowpipe are printed.

Since antiquity, a precious art skillfully and jealously guarded.

The Murano glass is famous worldwide as a high-quality artisanal craft with an ancient tradition. The art of Murano glass as we know it today developed between the 1400s and 1800s, with even earlier roots that trace back to the glassmaking techniques of ancient Roman and Byzantine times.

The glass of Murano, magic, mysteries, and curiosities.

The birth of Murano glass is generally dated back to 1291 when the Doge made the decision to relocate the glass furnaces from Venice to Murano.. Such a choice was due to the fact that the furnaces in the workshops of Venice were the main cause of serious fires that endangered the city.

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