Learn about Millefiori

Millefiori, which translates from the Italian as "a thousand flowers" is a method of decorating glass with slices of coloured canes in flower design, embedded in clear molten glass. The technique was known as far back as the first century BC and was revived and modified in Venice in the 16th century. The process was used to make paperweights in Venice and Bohemia in the 19th century, and the technique spread to France, England and the United States.
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Murano Art Glass Cc Zecchin vase of tapered cylindrical shape, with aventurine & millefiori patterns. Condition good, minor wear to the base. Height 16.6 cm

French Cristal St Louis vase. Millefiori decoration. Height 12 cm

Two millefiori Murano glass perfume bottles, 14 cm high (tallest)

Alessandro Pianon (Italian, 1931-1964), Pulcino glass sculpture, c. 1960, for Vistosi, 'U' shape green glass body, with internal applied murrines in blue and red, with millefiori glass eyes, raised on copper wire feet, height 31 cm

Alessandro Pianon (Italian, 1931-1964), Pulcino glass sculpture, c. 1960, for Vistosi, 'U' shape green glass body, with internal applied murrines in blue and red, with millefiori glass eyes, raised on copper wire feet, retains original Vistosi labe

Three millefiori glass paperweights including Caithness

Three Caithness glass paperweights including millefiori

Two Whitefriars millefiori glass paperweights, one with a field of smaller canes on green ground enclosed by two outer bands of further canes, the other facet cut, the centre with a ground of fine white canes on green, both with Whitefriars mark and date 1

Paperweight. Murano glass 'Millefiori' blue white & red

Alessandro Pianon (Italian, 1931-1964), Pulcino Glass Sculpture, c. 1960, for Vistosi, square shape olive green glass body, with internal applied murrines in blue and orange, with millefiori glass eyes, raised up on copper wire feet, one eye possibly reatt

Alessandro Pianon (Italian, 1931-1964), Pulcino Glass Sculpture, c. 1960, for Vistosi, ball shape orange glass body, with millefiori glass eyes, raised up on copper wire feet, minor chip to beak, height 21 cm

Alessandro Pianon (Italian, 1931-1964), Pulcino Glass Sculpture, c. 1960, for Vistosi, the oval shape blue glass body decorated with orange stripes, with millefiori glass eyes, raised up on copper wire feet, height 16 cm

Alessandro Pianon (Italian, 1931-1964), Pulcino Glass Sculpture, c. 1960, for Vistosi, 'U' shape green glass body, with internal applied murrines in blue and red, with millefiori glass eyes, raised up on copper wire feet, height 31 cm

A New Zealand Peter Raos blue glass vase, of tapering circular section decorated with a 'Monet' millefiori design, signed c.2001. Height 16.5 cm

Murano Art Glass vase with large panels of millefiori motifs & a flared rim, signed to the base. Condition excellent to good, very minor wear. Height 20.5 cm

Two N.Z. art picture glass paperweights, includes: one 'Hot Glass' Peter Raos Arum Lily weight, the other with various millefiori canes and a coloured base as an underwater seascape.

A fine pair of Murano glass 'Thousand Flower' figurines, circa mid 20th century, the rococo styled male and female pair, their attire modelled from a patchwork of vibrant millefiori, the heads, hands and other features in clear glass embellished with gold

Murano Art Glass vase with large panels of millefiori motifs, signed to the base. Condition excellent to good, very minor wear. Height 14.5 cm

A multicoloured Murano Art Glass vase, with applied millefiori decoration. Height 29 cm

Mutli coloured Italian Murano Art Glass with millefiori flower, height 37 cm. Provenance: Orlando Brown Collection, Mosman

Murano faceted paperwight, Millefiori mushroom (label)

Venetian glass gentleman figure. Millefiori coat, gilt flecked. C.1950s. Height 27 cm

Murano bowl with applied green net and millefiori, signed to base. Height 12 cm

Murano Millefiori handkerchief vase with Vma label, signed M Gambaro. Height 18 cm

Murano Millefiori vase Vetreria Artistica Mazzuccato G'tano Gino, with pink, blue and aventurine highlights. Height 23 cm

Murano vase Vetreria Artistica Mazzuccato G'tano Gino, signed R Gambaro, in red and green millefiori. Height 22 cm

Murano double handled vase Vetreria Artistica Mazzuccato G'tano Gino, signed R Gambaro, in red and green millefiori. Height 21.5 cm

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