The Venetian mirror, the exclusive home decor furniture of Venetian lords, whose origin dates back to the Italian Renaissance and maybe before, is the result of years of experience of Murano craftsmen. In this article, we share how such incredible artworks are made, especially by Original Murano Glass OMG.
How a True Murano Glass Mirror Comes into Being?
Complexity and pure technical manufacturing distinguish a real Venetian mirror in Murano glass. Unlike an industrial product, these mirrors are created by at least four different specialized artisans. They are: the carpenter for the wood structure; the “mirror maker” for the silver pouring; the engraver for the glass cutting; the glass master for decor and embellishment. Size, shape, embellishments, colors and design are the sum of professional experiences of artisans who work in a team. The result? An amazing masterpiece, unique and esteemed!Here is How Original Murano Glass OMG produces Venetian mirrors:
First of all, they draw on paper the mirror’s shape in its actual measure; they study its frame and its embellishment as well as study its light in the mirror (like how many little mirrors compose the whole one). Finally,they study all the drawings they have to engrave and the colors of the Murano glass decorations to be installed.
Wood Structure Frame
The carpenter cuts the perfect shape for the Venetian mirror using a multi layer of Cirmolo’s wood. This process is all handmade and the shape can be much different from model to model design (the wooden frame, in their last collection, may even contain a true TV color to be shown in the middle of the Venetian mirror when the power is on.)
This is surely the most creative and artistic step. The glass sheet is engraved and decorated with beautiful flowers and leaves, mythological scenes or medieval ones or with loads of different subjects. Even during this phase,their engravers can custom the perfect representation for you.
Mirror Making with Pure Silver on the Flat Glass
With the maximum attention, silver is poured on the glass sheet. During this phase, there’s the choice of the mirror color; it can be in pure silver or with shades of amber or black color. On request, the mirror can also be aged with a specific chemical process to create an effect of traditional ancient style.
Mirror’s Laying on the Mirror’s Frame
Depending on the final result the artisans want to obtain, the frame in wood is covered by a silver or golden layer. After the positioning of different little mirrors, the whole mirror is cut in a specific shape and fixed on the frame with nails covered with a glass cap.
Embellishment Installation of Murano Glass
During this phase, the different Murano glass embellishments are fixed on the mirror. Usually, these parts are made through hot modeling and they are usually flowers and leaves of different sizes and colors, in clear class or paste color and sometimes matched with 24kt gold or pure silver. There are infinity possibilities about it.
The artisans of Original Murano Glass OMG make the best Venetian mirrors that are offered to customers worldwide via OriginalMuranoGlass.com – probably the best place to buy Murano glass online. These are their different collections: Venetian wall mirrors, Venetian mirror tables and furniture and accessories in Venetian mirror. Each Venetian wall mirror is accompanied by a regular certificate of authenticity that manifests the origin and demonstrates the use of 100% Original Murano Glass. Explore their silver and gold glass mirror catalog and enjoy your shopping with confidence! Their online store also displays the widest possible art glass chandelier, Murano glass jewelry, sculpture, vase, glassware, and centerpiece collections for sale. Step into the site to book an appointment to visit Murano glass factory and witness the live glass blowing demonstration.