History of Murano Glass

Vetro a fili glass with lattimo and blue canes on a lining of colourless glass throughout, except for a colourless glass merese; mould-blown features.

Glass production in Murano, an island in the Venetian Lagoon, dates back to the 13th century. In 1291, the Venetian Republic ordered all glassmakers to move their furnaces to Murano in order to prevent fires in Venice, as glassmaking was a dangerous and highly flammable process. This move also allowed the Republic to closely monitor […]

Tiffany & Co. and their Iconic Glass Lighting

Louis Comfort Tiffany Louis Comfort Tiffany was born in 1848, the son of a successful jeweller, Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of the Tiffany & Co. that we know today. He was an artistic fellow and studied art in New York before travelling to Paris, arguably the artistic centre of the western world at the time. […]