Pair of Elegant Venetian Royal Red Glass Vases with Gold Inclusion, H:10" Diameter:4" Murano is an island, north of Venice, in Veneto region, northeastern Italy, with an area of 1,134 acres. It was founded between the 5th and the 7th century, and it experienced its major development after 1291, when glass furnaces were moved there from Venice. Murano became the manufacturing centre for Venetian glass, exported in large quantities to all of Europe. It reached its high point in the 16th century, when it had more than 30,000 inhabitants; glassmaking continues but on a considerably reduced scale. A record of this aspect of Murano's history is found in the Museum of Glass Art in the Giustinian Palace. This particular pair of vases are exceptional in color with the Gold Inclusion illuminating through the Royal Red Rouge color of the vases.
Antique Glass Vases