Murano Venetian Glass Water Fountain
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Murano Venetian Glass Water Fountain

Murano Venetian Glass Water Fountain

  • This one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted Venetian fountain is a remarkable example of Murano glass
  • Due to the cost and complexity of crafting these fountains, very few were ever made
  • This example boasts figures representing the Four Seasons and is attributed to Gino Cenedese
  • Glass blossoms between each figure house a spout from which water flows
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Item No. 30-2376
$54,500
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An unquestionable masterpiece of Venetian glass artistry, this incredible glass fountain is the rarest and most fascinating form ofMurano glass ever created. Masterpieces requiring tremendous skill, these fountains were typically only made for special commissions, andno two forms were ever the same. Attributed to the studio of Gino Cenedese, this unique fixture stands over five feet high andis crafted of hand-worked Murano glass. Four voluptuous glass figures representing the Four Seasons encircle the basin withbouquets of glass flowers between them. At the center of each bloom is a spout from which water gently cascades intothe basin, creating a dazzling effect amongst the rainbow of glistening glass. The pedestal is crafted entirely of cordonato d’oro, or“creased gold” glass, which incorporates fine 24-carat gold leaf.

Venetian glass has been made for approximately the last 900 years. The art was brought to the area by Byzantine craftsmen whocame from Constantinople after it was overrun by crusaders in the Middle Ages. A Venetian guild was formed to establish andenforce strict regulations, including the confidentiality of trade secrets. By the end of the 13th century, Venetian glass was highlysought after throughout Europe. Fear of fires from the furnaces forced the industry out of Venice to the nearby island of Murano in1292. By the 16th century, Venetian glass artisans had acquired tremendous control over the color and transparency of their glass,and had mastered a variety of decorative techniques. They occupied an extremely high position in Venetian society and becameknown throughout the world for their marvelous and unparalleled creations.

Circa 1940

27" diameter x 66" high
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Period: 20th Century
Origin:Italy
Depth:27.0 Inches
Diameter:27 Inches
Width:27.0 Inches
Height:66.0 Inches
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