The story of an ancient glass
The artistic processing of Murano glass has always been a universe in and of its own. A reality that has never ceased to evolve and reinvent itself since 1291, the year of the enactment of the decree in which the Serenissima decided to move the furnaces to the island of Murano.
A path in which techniques, research and innovation have always played a central role among the interests of Murano glass masters.
The first codification of chalcedony glass in the lagoon dates back to the mid-fifteenth century, but it was later lost. It is in the mid-eighteenth century that this style is once again "born" from the ashes, thanks to the ingenuity of ''Maestro'' Lorenzo Radi (www.museovetro.visitmuve.it), who once again, with great precision, uses that same composition of the fifteenth century, creating simple and linear forms, whose extraordinary effect is entrusted to the vast chromatic range of the veins.
The composition of Chalcedony is difficult to achieve, each master has their own way of enhancing the colors.
The Chalcedony Glass is a combination of the canonical melt of glass with silver salts and other dye oxides. An extraordinary chemical process that allows the creation of extraordinary works exclusively thanks to the talent of the Muranese Masters.
No work is ever the same as another. Each sculpture is different in tone and color range, and a completely unique piece. Shades of malachite, onyx, agate, deiaspro and lapis lazuli. A whirlwind of colors capable of conquering the taste of anyone who sets their eyes on a work of such beauty.
''Maestro'' Andrea Tagliapietra and ''Maestro'' Mirco Bastianello are unquestionably the greatest representatives of this ancient art and they create masterpieces that furnish private collections all over the world.