Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Magnificent Murano.

As a child I remember this magnificent Murano glass vase taking pride of place on the telephone table at my grandparent's house. Heaven forbid you should be the kid who went bolting past during an energetic game, without fail you'd hear the same gentle, scalding tone; 'Watch the vase!'

Peacock blue Murano glass vase
It is just a stunning, eye-catching piece. It is a vibrant peacock blue, fading through to a subtle blue cast then back again to the deep peacock. The folds and thickness of the glass create truly amazing effects with light, magnifying and distorting it, throwing shapes on to the surface below. The curves just seem so unlikely; more a sculpture than a vase.

I don't know how practical it would be to actually hold a bunch of flowers, nor would I want it to as it is such a beautiful piece all on its own. It is currently serving as a lovely centrepiece on our dear little dining table, but I think it needs some friends. The start of another collection, perhaps?

19 comments:

  1. Amazing little piece!
    And gorgeous colour too.

    B

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  2. yes! I'm just on the hunt for some gorgeous pieces like yours Jess! I love it and the colour is divine...it could be a great start for a truly amazing collection- can't wait to see how it will evolve over time :)
    Claudia xo

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  3. Love it!

    I have a little collection of vintage (and other...) crystal going. I love interesting glassware.

    Definitely a good thing to collect :-)

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