GALEON - Sculpture in Murano glass

The Venetian galleon was a sailing vessel used during the Serenissima Republic between 1500 and 1800 for military purposes and for the carriage of goods and valuables. Nowadays, the galleon has been replicated according to the Serenissima ships, and is an ideal venue for events, parties, meetings and weddings.

We dedicate this sculpture to this magnificent sailing ship. The glass object is an original and modern Venetian glass mosaic, with decor in gold and silver leaves, and special murrine.

The procedure to create this glass sculpture is very complex and laborious. The first step is to compose the sequence of colors, while the second one is to create the shape. This is realized with the technique mosaic using pastel and transparent Murano glass in a combination of colors, blended with gold and silver leaves. The mosaic glass processing technique is performed entirely by hand. Multicolored square or rectangles glass pieces of very small dimensions are meticulously cut and joined together.


L : 77 x 8 cm (30.30 x 3.15 in)

H : 20 cm (7.87 in)



Basic colors: multicolor, gold and silver leaf, murrina beads






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The Venice Glass Week

9 - 16 September 2018

Paolo Birello and VéVé Glass present the exhibition

"Your Dream In A Glass Panel"

at Guarnieri Vetreria Artistica

Fondamenta Serenella 3/4 - 30141 Murano Venice - Italy

Opening party : Monday Sep. 10th - h 17:00

....waiting for you....