Venetian glass


From the fourteenth century glassmaking grew to become a major industry in Venice, centred on the island of Murano.

Informative accounts of different aspects of its history can be found on Venice’s Glass Museum website here.

A 30-minute video on Murano, the development of glass making and the stunning skill of glass makers in action  can be found here.

Details on aventurine glassmaking, a specialty of Murano, can be found here.


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