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Millefiori: A Gorgeous Explosion of Color

Posted by Heath Rosenzweig on

Millefiori: A Gorgeous Explosion of Color

When we talk about Murano glass, the first thing that comes to mind is the stunning millefiori pieces. Whether used in a pendant, a plate, or a vase, millefiori is strongly associated with the Murano style, and interior designers, art collectors, and the general public covet it, flocking to Murano in pursuit of the perfect piece. What is millefiori? The term millefiori is a combination of the Italian words mille (which means thousand) and fiori (which means flowers). Apsley Pellatt, an English glass manufacturer, coined the term in the 1840s. From above, a Murano glass piece with millefiori techniques almost...

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