Handmade Unique Box. By master Murano glass Alessandro Mandruzzato.
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Murano glass ornamental container is entirely handmade following the millenary Venetian tradition. It is manufactured in a furnace with temperatures reaching 1400°C, where molten glass and coloured minerals blend. It is then encased in a crystal glass and finally blown into a mold that can roughly define a shape and a size.
The object is left to cool down slowly in special ovens for 48/72 hours. In the Moleria, the glass creation is modelled by hand with machinery’s aid through grinding powders and using cold engraving techniques. Finally, the hinge made with 24 kt gold or polished chrome plating is applied.
Each piece is unique and might be slightly different from the product shown since it is entirely handmade.
All creations by Alessandro Mandruzzato bear the “Vetro Artistico Murano” trademark.
His father, Gianfranco Mandruzzato, had the opportunity to work on projects for global phenomenons like Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Max Ernst. There are only 47 families that have been approved by the Vetro Artistico Murano, an organization that protects native Italian artisans and their right to produce glass on the Italian Island of Murano. The Mandruzzato family is honoured to own the Factory number 38.
Manufactured to order in Murano Italy– Lead time 14-16 weeks if not in stock
All prices exclude shipping costs and are quoted ex works from Murano, Italy – once you make your selections shipping costs will be quoted to the final delivery address
PRE-ORDER ITEMS ALLOW 14 WEEKS 50% UPFRONT, BALANCE BEFORE DELIVERY