A Very Attractive Murano Lamp with bronze base. c1955
Murano Glass is made on the island of Murano, located within the city of Venice in Northern Italy. This glass is made from silica, soda, lime and potassium melted together in a special furnace at a temperature of 1500°C to reach a liquid state. For this reason, high-end Murano Glass is considered to be Art Glass, or the glass made not merely by craftsmen, but by artists of glassmaking, called maestros in Italian. Even though beautiful glassware and crystal has also been created in other places around the world, none of the glassware still produced today has such a rich history and so much artistic value as Murano glass.