Vintage HAND BLOWN CASED VENETIAN GLASS NUT BOWL Swirl Colors Red Blue Gold Green Footed Base A magnificent example of hand blown Venetian cased glass. Add a sense of wonder to your glass collection and decor with this beautiful swirled pattern Venetian nut bowl. Made with a clear outer casing and an impressive multicolored swirl inside, this nut bowl has an applied handle, attached foot, and green trim. The outlay of the colors is a tremendous eye catcher, making it stand out anywhere you place it. The swirl includes dark red, light and dark blue, green, and distinctive gold flake stripes.
Muranos reputation as a center for glassmaking was born when the Venetian Republic, fearing fire and destruction to the citys mostly wood buildings, ordered the destruction of all the foundries within the city in 1291. Though the Republic ordered the destruction of the foundries, it authorized and encouraged construction outside the city. By the late 13th century, the glassmaking industry was centered in Murano. Murano glass is still interwoven with Venetian glass to this day.This nut bowl stands at 2 1/2 inches, has a bowl 4 1/2 inches in diameter. It has a base diameter of 2 3/4 inches. It weighs 4.4 ounces. This nut bowl is in truly remarkable condition. It's colors are bold and vibrant.
There is a slight blemish on the outside of the bowl (see photo) but we believe this occurred when the glass was blown or shortly thereafter during cooling. Despite this, the nut bowl is an impressive piece. This Venetian swirled color nut bowl is the perfect addition to your blown glass collection.
The item "Vintage HAND BLOWN CASED VENETIAN GLASS NUT BOWL Swirl Color Red Blue Gold Flake" is in sale since Friday, February 24, 2012. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Italian". The seller is "gimbler" and is located in El Segundo, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.