Glowing glass artSince the second millennium, glassblowing has been synonymous to Venice and the island of Murano. Despite the difficulties of the glass industry, Venetian glassmakers remain prominent in the world stage.

Murano has been the headquarters of glass and bottle makers since the 13th century, and products from Venice are still sought after, and known throughout the world for quality and craftsmanship.

Glassmaking at its finest

If you are looking for a special gift for a loved one, there is nothing more unforgettable and sentimental than a unique piece of glass crafted in Murano’s centuries-old furnaces and bead shops. Beads of various color combinations have been exported from the island to different part of the world for centuries. For the better part of the 20th century, three names have been associated with Murano glass—Venin, Seguso, and Barovier.

Angelo Barovier developed cristallo (clear glass) in the 15th century. The descendants of Angelo continued his legacy of excellence, and they were known as the finest glassmakers of their time. The members of the legendary family are active advocates of the Murano industry, and they have been held in the highest regard from the time of Angelo Barovier to the present.

Decorative products made of glass are shaped and designed to capture and reflect light, and special techniques, perfected for generations allow for a prism of colors to be projected on the surface. Glass-making is both a science and an art. The avant-garde designers and fabricators are so attuned to the material they are working on that they can make the most of it.

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Give something precious and extraordinary

Why settle for a typical decorative item to wrap as a gift for your loved one? You have a world of options in the form of barovier glass vases and fixtures at Authentic Provence. The beautiful forms of Murano products are difficult to deny. Your gift will surely be appreciated, and as a measure of your love and affection, it will stand the test of time.