Putting the art in heart
Magical blown glass ornaments are of German origins. However, the artisans on the tiny Venetian island of Murano have been cooking up timelessly beautiful pieces since the year 1291. The Germans have only been at it since 1597. And, while remarkable ornaments come out of the Thuringian Forest in Lauscha, Germany, the creations from Murano Island near Venice, Italy, are infused with 24K gold.
Take, for instance, these beautiful hearts. The glassmakers of Italy can rightly claim love for their craft. Since the eighth century, the artisans of the Venetian islands have been working the 2,700 Fahrenheit furnaces and using simple tools to make the complex glass shapes and patterns that are still the envy of the world. Each heart is completely handmade and mouth blown using the millefiori (a thousand flowers) technique and is kissed with 24K gold leaf flourishes. Perfect for bringing some heart to the holidays.
- Made in Italy
- Genuine Murano glass
- 3" W, 3 3/4" H, 1 3/4" D
- Approx. 60 grams
- Red ribbon not included
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