Venetian glass had been produced since the early 13th century and was
hailed as the most beautiful and purest glass in the world, thanks to
glassmakers'skills at making wonderful and original works of art.
The mastery of Murano glassmakers have always been expressed through the use of a few simple iron tools but the most important ingredient of their success was glass itself.
Murano glass infact remained in workable condition for a long period of time before needing to be placed in the fire, so it allowed glassmakers complex manipulations and the creation of thin layers, both distinctive elements of the rich production of glass in Murano.
Murano chandeliers for instance were essentially different from those built with lead crystal such as bohemian chandeliers, since they're made of soda crystal, that gave the glass this unique asset: the ability for the glassmakers to execute the graceful shapes of flowers and leaves.