ARSENALE - Centerpiece in Murano glass
The Venetian Arsenal is the place for the shipyards and workshops in which the fleets of Venice where built. Firstly, it was only used for storage and maintenance of ships and, gradually, it became production plant and here the complete equipment of the entire Venetian fleet was finished.
ARSENALE is dedicated to this strategic place for the history of Venice and the “Serenissima”. This elegant oval centerpiece with warm and charming colors of Venetian glass is fused with gold leaf.
Being handmade the centerpiece is a unique item. The procedure to create this centerpiece is very complex and laborious. The first step is to compose the sequence of colors, while the second one is to create the shape. Like the mosaic technique this is realized using opaque and transparent Murano glass in a combination of colors, blended with gold leaves. The glass processing technique is performed entirely by hand. The creation of a single object takes up to 4 working days.
L : 70 x 31 cm (27.50 x 12.20 in)
H : 8 cm (3.15 in)
Black and gold leaf
Other colors on request