These stunning Italian Hand-Blown Glass Globes are sure to make a statement in your space. The entirely-glass globe illuminates a room from a distance, and up-close reveals a unique and beautiful texture.
The origins of glassmaking in Venice go back to the times of the Roman Empire when molded glass was used for illumination in bathhouses. By the late 1200s, the production of glass objects of the finest quality was the city’s major industry as confirmed by the establishment of the Glassmakers Guild that laid out rules and regulations for the craftsmen. The purpose of the guild was the safeguard the secrets of the trade and ensure the profitability of the industry. Glassblowing is a glass forming technique that involves inflating molten glass into a bubble (or parison), with the aid of a blowpipe (or blow tube).
Hang this piece of gorgeous Italian history in your living room, hallway, or office space.