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Italy Glass Sculpture of Lady Created on Murano Island Near Venice (Full View)

Italy Glass Sculpture of Lady Created on Murano Island Near Venice (Full View)

Female Venetian glass figurine dressed in 17th century fashion. The sculpture was created on Murano, an island off the coast of Venice. Murano has been well-known since the 10th century for its glassmakers, who create unique Murano glass by using large furnaces to melt the silica. They then shape the glass by using special tools and blowpipes when the glass is between the liquid and solid form. This female doll stands atop a clear glass base with gold running throughout. Her face, hat, collar, bodice and are clear with numerous gold flecks. Her skirt consists of blue and white ribbon glass. The figure stands 10 inches (25 cm) tall.

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Galleries: Dolls & Miniatures, Europe, Female, Glass, Glasswork, Venice
Keywords: All_Murano_Glass, Europe, Italy, Murano, Venetian, blowpipe, bodice, collar, doll, female, furnace, glass, glassmakers, gold flecks, hand made, handcrafted, hat, island, lady, silica, woman
Photo Location: FCIT Photo Studio, Tampa, FL
Photographer: Dr. Ann E. Barron
Date of Photo: 05/30/2013
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.0666667
F Number: 20
Original Dimensions: 3522×5406
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 24664