Deep in the subconcious of Venice lies a dream of the East... a
sea-wish of levantine domes and silk brocades. Across the water
in Murano, that fusion glows in the furnaces of the glass-blowers,
for centuries kept captive on the island by their own secret knowledge
of the East. They still make molten art and silvered mirrors, but
Japanese architect Takuo Taira captures a reflection of Venice in
the perfection of Murano glass: the quality of light on the water,
fireworks frozen in gold and silver, the clarity of a dream...
He has brilliantly reconceived the traditional glass paperweight
as a frameless frame to hold a photograph, a precious page, an honored
Handblown, with an interior explosion of sterling silver or gold.
Diameter 2 1/2 inches, hight 1 3/4 inches.
Available in silver or gold