Artistic Tradition

Iustitia Venetian Style Mirror

Craftsmanship and Made in Italy

Venetian Style mirrors are Arte Veneziana’s pride and joy. There are some easy tips to recognize a Venetian style mirror. The most famous are the beautiful floral engravings or rich mythological and bucolic sceneries.

The most famous characters are the typical engraved curls 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 multicolored glass paste rosettes embellish each Venetian mirror. The result is a unique item comparable to a work of art for craftsmanship and excellence in execution.

Last but not least: do not be afraid if a mirror seems badly fixed. Our master artisans decided to preserve the historical tradition by avoiding fixing the glass parts. In fact leaving those parts mobile and tying them with an iron wire is the perfect procedure both to respect Venetian roots and to avoid damage and breakage.

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 born in Murano and uses the engraving technique together with the lightness of the crystal roses decoration. Originally the nobles preferred to 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 mythological figure of Iustitia holding a scale in one hand and the sword in the other.

Iustitia Venetian style mirror is an entirely Venetian style mirror Made in Italy by our skilled team of artisans and craftsmen. This luxury piece of furniture is completely custom to specification according to every 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.


Technical info

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 to specification

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 by the famous ancient area of Venice. In this well known place people used to meet because of the most famous market of the Serenissima placed next to one of the four main bridges of 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 of a typical squared shape enriched with a signature crest on the top.

Behind the scenes

Matteo while drawing

The making of

Once the mirror is chosen, one of our artists takes care of drawing it down to the smallest detail making the customizations requested by the client. Every single drawing is unique and made to measure for the customer needs in order to better satisfy everyone.

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