Artistic Tradition

Iustitia Venetian Style 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 most famous are 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 with Crest

Iustitia Venetian Style Mirror

Handmade Engravings and Murano Glass Decorations

The Iustitia mirror from the Venetia Collection is one of the symbols of Arte Veneziana.

This kind of mirror was created in Murano and uses the engraving technique together with the lightness of the crystal rose decorations. Originally the nobles would affix the coat of arms to the crest to symbolize the power of the family.

The name Iustitia derives from the incision on the upper part of the mirror, the crest, which depicts the Roman mythological figure of Iustitia holding a scale in one hand and the sword in the other.

The Lustitia mirror is an entirely Venetian style mirror Made in Italy by our skilled team of artisans and craftsmen. This luxury accessory is completely custom made to specifications according to any design scheme.

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

Technical Details

Iustitia Big Size Mirror

Crystal Murano glass flowers and leaves

Materials

Structure made of fir wood with antique finish.

Central handmade glass with heavy antique mirrored finish.

Frames and crest made of engraved glass with heavy antique mirrored finish.


Decorations

Engravings of floral motifs and the depiction of the mythological character of Justice.

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


Specifications

Size: W. 177 cm, H. 255 cm

Size: W. 69" 5/8, H. 100" 3/8

Code: MVX-AVA-001-014

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 family line Rialto 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 placed 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 line Rialto. This group is marked by a typical squared shape enriched with a signature crest on the top.

Behind the Scenes

Matteo while drawing

The making

Once the mirror is chosen, one of our artists painstakingly draws it, paying particular attention to the smallest details, creating the bespoke design requested by the client. Every single drawing is unique and made to measure so as to surpass the client's expectations.

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