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Lampwork Glass & Amethyst Set

£59.99
ITEM CODE: 23497
Bold necklace and earrings combining handcrafted glass beads with amethyst and lapis and echoing the elaborate lamp work designs created on the Venetian island of Murano in the lat...
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Bold necklace and earrings combining handcrafted glass beads with amethyst and lapis and echoing the elaborate lamp work designs created on the Venetian island of Murano in the late 19th century. Murano’s reputation as a centre for glassmaking was born when the Venetian Republic, fearing fire and destruction to the city’s mostly wood buildings, ordered glassmakers to move their foundries to Murano in 1291. The skill of Venetian glass blowers continued to be prized across Europe well into the 19th century, with styles adapting to reflect the style of the period. Lamp work refers to the technique of applying fine decoration to the glass by melting glass rods with an oil or spirit lamp. Made exclusively for Museum Selection.
Size & Additional Information
Colour: Purple
Glass beads with amethyst and lapis, silver-plated fittings
Necklace 46cm long plus 5cm extender chain, lobster clasp. Earrings 4cm long, hooks
Clean with a soft cloth
Gift boxed
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