This beautiful and very rare Murano Art Glass Paperweight is boasting an inscription "Gott mit uns 1914" and a Spatter Dome & Bubbles under clear glass. The inscription is inside an "Iron Cross" and means "God with us 1914".Rather untypical for a Murano Glass Paperweight, the inscription is very typical for the beginning of the first world war. The spatter dome has stunning intense coloring and the Bubbles are placed very evenly - a sign of high quality.
Murano glass is glass made on the Venetian island of Murano, which has specialized in fancy glasswares for centuries. Murano’s glassmakers led Europe for centuries, developing or refining many technologies including crystalline glass, enamelled glass (smalto), glass with threads of gold (aventurine), multicolored glass (millefiori), milk glass (lattimo), and imitation gemstones made of glass. Today, the artisans of Murano are still employing these centuries-old techniques, crafting everything from contemporary art glass and glass figurines to Murano glass chandeliers and wine stoppers, as well as tourist souvenirs.
3" high, 3 3/4" diameter
Good condition (just some minor age consistent damages) (PLEASE SEE PICTURES)
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