Vintage mid-century Cenedese Murano glass penguin sculptures

Vintage mid-century Cenedese Murano glass penguin sculptures
Vintage mid-century Cenedese Murano glass penguin sculptures
Vintage mid-century Cenedese Murano glass penguin sculptures
Vintage mid-century Cenedese Murano glass penguin sculptures
Vintage mid-century Cenedese Murano glass penguin sculptures
Vintage mid-century Cenedese Murano glass penguin sculptures

Vintage mid-century Cenedese Murano glass penguin sculptures
A pair of hand blown Cenedese Glass penguins. Both pieces are in fantastic condition with no chips or cracks. Each penguin has been handmade and varies ever so slightly but they each stand approximately 275mm tall. Made of heavy, high-quality Venetian glass the pair weighs approximately 1.75 Kgs. The most ancient foundations of a glass factory in the Venetian area have been found in Torcello, dating back to the 600s, while the most ancient document concerning glass making in Murano dates back to 982. Murano’s glass makers were the islands most prominent citizens. By the 14th century, glass makers were allowed to wear swords, enjoyed immunity from prosecution by the Venetian state, and found their daughters married into Venices most affluent families. The island of Murano was even granted to coin currency. However, glass makers were not allowed to leave the Republic in order to safeguard the secrets of their art. After the Republic ended (1797), the rebirth of glass making took place in the second half of the 19th century, when glass makers elaborated new techniques that are still today employed in modern glass making, crafting everything from classic and contemporary art glass to chandeliers and sculptures. Modern glass making took off in the first decade of the 20th century, and during the 1920s the collaboration with designers and artists started. Murano glass making is still one of the handicrafts most closely connected to the world of art and design, as well as being the one of the most respectful of manual character of the craft. Still producing to this day the Murano region is responsible for much of the worlds most highly prized art-glass. Cenedese Glass is considered by many as one of the most iconic makers of the 1950s and 60s. They are responsible for producing some of the highest-quality and most striking pieces of art glass created during this period. The item “Vintage mid-century Cenedese Murano glass penguin sculptures” is in sale since Tuesday, April 12, 2016. This item is in the category “Pottery, Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Italian”. The seller is “thereandback” and is located in Hallett Cove, SA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Vintage mid-century Cenedese Murano glass penguin sculptures
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