Glass History from Venice to Murano Glass History from Venice to Murano

The history of

Jewelry with years and stories
is the most precious to behold

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Art of Glass
Millefiori Murano Glass

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Millefiori is the best-known Italian glasswork techniques with 1,200 years which produce unique decorative patterns on glassware.

The word of Millefiori consists of two Italian words: "mille" means one thousand and
"fiori" means flower.

8th Century

Origin of Legendary Art

The first time Millefiori pattern appeared was in
the 8th century
during Phoenician times, Roman times, and Alexandrian times. The glass art has a long history behind it.

In 1291

From Venice to Murano

Every legendary figures carry stories behind them,
and Millefiori is no exception.

Venice became the glassmaking center when the
Venetian Republic feared that fire would destruct the city's buildings since they were mostly wooden.

In 1291, the glassmakers were forced to move
their factories to Murano. Murano Glass has continued to exist and also grow successfully until today.

Murano glass is still inseparable with Venetian glass.

The 15th century

When Legend meets Exceptional Craftsmanship

Dating from the 15th century, it was the first time that
Millefiori were produced using
the most famous Murano Glass.

Murano Glass is a glass in a chemical sense of the word when potassium, silica, soda and lime are mixed together in a fiercely hot furnace at a temperature of 1500°C to turn the mixture into liquid state.

Murano Glass is made exclusively on the small island of Murano, which is located within the borders of the Northern Italy city of Venice.

1849 in Oxford Dictionary

The first naming

Millefiori was named by author Apsley Pellatt who
first used the term "Milleifori" in his book called
"Curiosities of Glass Making" in 1849. The term also appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary.

Until 19th century

The Legend Reborn

The technique of making Millefiori Murano Glasses and
the production process have not changed, and every bead is completely handmade by artisans.

After that, for many years, the art of Millefiori was lost and the technique was only revived in the 19th century.

Until today

Modern Wearable Art Piece

Despite the fact that other places around the world
make beautiful glassware, none of them can compare with Millefiori with such a rich history and high artistic value.