Artistic Tradition

Venetian Style Fondaco Mirror

Craftsmanship and Made in Italy

Venetian Style mirrors are Arte Veneziana’s pride and joy. There are some simple tips to recognise a Venetian style mirror; the beautiful floral engravings or rich mythological and bucolic scenes.

The most famous characters are the typical engraved curl finishings together with the depiction of Bacco, Justice or the well-know Venetian Eighteenth-century Dama and Cavaliere. Crystal colored Murano decorative flowers, leaves, twisted ropes and multicoloured glass paste rosettes embellish each Venetian mirror. The result is a unique item comparable to a work of art for craftsmanship and excellence in its execution.

Last but not least: do not worry if the mirror's decorations seem badly fixed. Our master artisans preserve the historical tradition in avoiding to fix the glass parts. In fact leaving those parts mobile and tying them with an iron wire is the correct procedure both to respect Venetian roots and above all, to avoid damage and breakage of the glass.

Handmade Luxury Mirror

Fondaco Venetian Style Mirror

Handmade Engravings and Murano glass decorations

Materials

Structure made of wood with walnut colour finish.

Central glass with clear mirrored finish.

Frames and crest made of dark blue coloured glass with clear mirrored finish.

A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him
Arthur Symons

Decorations

Floral motif engravings.

Decorative leaves, curls, rosettes and twisted ropes made of crystal and gold coloured Murano glass.


Specifications

Size: W. 80 cm, H. 135 cm

Size: W. 31” 1/2, H. 53” 1/8

Code: MVX-AVA-001-08006

Fixing metal bars included

Custom made to specifications.

The Astonishing Bridge

Rialto family line

Rialto in the heart of Venice reminds us to the sinuous curves of its bridge

The Rialto family line takes its name from the famous ancient area of Venice. In this well known place people used to gather because of the most famous market of the Serenissima situated next to one of the four main bridges on the Grand Canal: the Rialto Bridge. And the gentle curves of the iconic Rialto Bridge inspired Arte Veneziana to name one of its mirror family lines Rialto. This group is marked by a typical squared shape enriched with a signature crest on the top.

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