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 […]