As we have seen in several posts of this blog, Murano glass (Italian: vetro di Murano) offers endless possibilities for application. One of these is a Venetian mirror, the origin of which can be dated back to the Italian Renaissance. Actually the spread of the mirrors with metallic coating, according to the Venetian tradition, started some centuries before, namely between the end of the twelfth century and the beginning of the thirteenth century.
However, during the Renaissance, the city of Venice became a focal point (together with Nuremberg) for the production of these special mirrors, denoting a unique and inimitable way of processing and creating solutions of incredible artistic value. In this setting, Murano glass plays a decisive role. In fact, it is an extraordinary material, able to enrich the frame and deliver the same reflective surface.
How a True Murano Glass Mirror Was Born
Distinguishing an authentic Venetian mirror from other mirror types can be accomplished by looking at the complexity and technical skills behind its creation. Unlike an industrial product or also an “handmade” ordinary mirror, a Murano glass mirror is handcrafted with the help of at least three different specialized artisans. The artisans involved are, in order, the carpenter for the structure, the glassmaker for the cutting and processing of the mirror itself and finally the glazier for the decorations. All these individuals work together to come up with different sizes, shapes, embellishments, colors and designs of mirrors. The result? A masterpiece is always new and always different!
Venetian Mirror Collections
Leading online stores like OriginalMuranoGlass.com select and evaluate the Venetian mirrors one by one to offer the best of products made in Italy only. The website sells four collections at the moment:
1. Venetian wall mirrors
2. Modern and custom mirrors – new design collections
3. Venetian table mirrors
4. Furniture and accessories with Murano glass mirror
Each Venetian mirror offered at this website is accompanied by a regular certificate of authenticity that certifies the origin and demonstrates the use of 100% original Murano glass (vetro di Murano). Explore immediately its catalogue and enjoy your shopping with confidence!