Venetian Glass Murrina Millefiori Glasswork Rosary Blessed By Pope
Black Murano rosary made of Venetian murrina glass
Beautiful rosary with beautiful Murrina beads and silver plated cross.
In the silver plated rosary center there is a medal dedicated to our Lady Virgin Mary.
This WONDERFUL rosary was blessed by Pope Francis during public mass in St. Peter Square. I can also have it blessed again after purchase. Just ask me!
The auction is complemented by a wonderful blessing on a parchment.
The smiling face of Pope Francis bring peace and happiness when you hold it.
Murrina (common pluralization murrine) is an Italian term for colored patterns or images made in a glass cane (long rods of glass) that are revealed when cut in cross-sections.
Murrine are designed by layering different colors of molten glass around a core, then heating and stretching it into a rod. When cool, the rod is sliced into cross-sections of desired thickness with each slice possessing the same pattern in cross-section.
The murrina process first appeared in the Middle East more than 4,000 years ago and was revived by Venetian glassmakers on Murano in the early 16th century.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), golden glass (goldstone), 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.
Today, Murano is home to a vast number of factories and a few individual artists' studios making all manner of glass objects from mass marketed stemware to original sculpture. The Museo del Vetro (Glass Museum) in the Palazzo Giustinian houses displays on the history of glassmaking as well as glass samples ranging from Egyptian times through the present day.