Any comments on gallery803's chandeliers online? (Style: Murano Venetian Chandlier)?
I would like to purchase a chandelier for my daughter's bedroom from gallery 803
That is it. I would like to know if anyone has had any experience with this site? is the quality good? Has anyone bought this particular chandelier? Any helpful info is appreciated!
My mistake, the link is the following:
http://gallery84.net/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=527 are a website all about lightning fixtures. They specify in chandeliers and any other kinds of lightning. I don't know them and I most certainly won't purchase from them before I do enough research on them.
The first problem I see here is that they are very cheap with their products. Chandeliers are made from expert craftsmanship to get the elegance they provide. Chandeliers are hand made and that is why most of them are expensive.
Check out the URL below for some awesome chandeliers that will blow your mind:
http://shrsl.com/?~dix. This site has been online a very long time and I trust them very much. They offer a variety of products with the best possible quality you need.
So my advice to you is: Browse through their products and choose the one that will best blend in with your daughters bedroom and the one you like the most. And be ensured it's made from high quality materials.
I hope this information was helpful to you.
Murano, Venice Italy - Venetian Glass factory
Murano Glass - what makes it so collectable?
Collecting Murano Glass - what makes it so collectable?
Well, lets explain it in simplistic terms and it really is simple - it is the very best Art glass anywhere in the world! This seems like a bold and pretty strong statement to make but it is the only one that fits. Since the late 13th century, Murano Glass blowers skilled in the exceptionally difficult art of blown glass have been producing some of the most exquisite and highly decorative glass made anywhere in the world. The King of Italy in the very early years deliberately locked away the Murano master glass blowers on this island for fear of loosing the techniques and skills of his artisans to rival artists and countries. Very early on, companies and styles of Murano Art Glass became popular and exported all over the world. The most recognisable of these was a style called FACON DE VENISE of the 16th and 17th centuries, with exceptionally delicate stemmed goblets and glassware that now, are some ofthe rarest and most collected of any style of Murano glass.
Just why is it so difficult to make Murano glass? Well, if you consider that in order to be given the title of Maestro or Master Glass blower, you must serve a minimum of 15 years and up to 20 before you are even considered for this most elusive and highly regarded title. The secrets and modern techniques of the modern Murano maestro are still kept highly secret with the composition of the glass, kiln temperatures and other information kept close to the chests of the various companies that produce this most brilliant of any hand blown glass in the world.
The range and diversity of what is available in Murano glass is simply only limited by ones imagination. From Horses to Fish, Vases, Jewelry, Chandeliers and interior lighting such as Table lamps, wall sconces and Floor lamps. To museum quality modern interpretations of centuries old designs such as hand painted Veronese vases decorated with 24 carat gold and sumptuously painted cartouches depticing Italian, Roman and 18th century lovers. Other designs such as classical Murano glass art such as blown glass ships based on 16th century Italian vessels.
Murano glass and crystal chandeliers include styles such as the Classical chandelier, Ca Rezzonico Chandelier, Retro chandelier, Opaline chandelier, Floral chandelier, Fruit chandelier and more. Having a Murano glass chandelier in your home make and indelible statement of superior quality and world class reputation. Techniques that you will find include Incalmo, Filligrana, Murrine, Coroso, Battuto and more. The difficulty and time it takes to truly master these techniques is something that only time can provide. This is why a glass blower will only earn the title of Maestro after his or her lengthy apprenticeship and thousand of hours molding, blowing, shaping and creating the most exquisite pieces of art glass you will find on the planet.
Some of the more established Murano glass blowing companies to look for are VENINI, Salviati and Barovier and Toso. Their are Maestros such as Lina Tagliapietra, Afro Celotto, Luca Vidal, Oscar Zanetti and Arnaldo Zanella who produce limited edition and one-off pieces that can never be reproduced due to the exceptional difficulty of creating just one piece. The range of skill and technical expertise of not only the centuries old glass blower, but also the Modern Murano master glass blower is a set of techniques that deserve and command the very highest of accolades.
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Is Venice, Italy an island?
This may sound dumb, but i cant figure out whether Venice is an island or not?? I know that Marco Polo Airport is on the mainland, but WHERE THE HELL is Venice? Like the place with the Rialto bridge, San Marco Basilica, etc. I KNOW that there are islands in the Venetian Lagoon like Murano and Burano etc...Can someone plese explain in detail? thank you!!
Part of the territory of Venice is in the mainland, and part is composed by many many small islands. The city center is situated in some of these islands.
The territory in the mainland is composed by many little village that are under the city "government".
Mestre is another city, that represent the territory in the mainland. Mestre is now working to be indipendent from Venice.
Antique Italian 1940s Venetian Murano light blue glass