Handblown Brazilian Colorful Bird Art Glass Paperweight
Confetti Canary, Handblown Brazilian Colorful Bird Art Glass Paperweight
Seguso FamilyA variety of brilliant colors swirl through a crystalline glass canary to distinguish a paperweight of exceptional beauty. Seguso Family artisans craft the bird by hand in the style of blown glass...
Handblown Brazilian Yellow Bird Art Glass Paperweight
Canary, Handblown Brazilian Yellow Bird Art Glass Paperweight
Seguso FamilySunny yellow swirls through a crystalline glass canary to distinguish a paperweight of exceptional beauty. Seguso Family artisans craft the bird by hand in the style of blown glass techniques first...$25.99
Brazilian White and Black Hand Blown Glass Paperweight
Spherical Phoenicia, Brazilian White and Black Hand Blown Glass Paperweight
Seguso FamilyBrazil's Seguso Family creates a hypnotic effect with white and black arches in the design of this spherical paperweight. Experts in the legendary art of blown glass, they masterfully craft this...$64.99
Infinite Ocean Sphere
Brazilian Handblown Murano Inspired Glass Sphere Paperweight
Infinite Ocean Sphere, Brazilian Handblown Murano Inspired Glass Sphere Paperweight
Seguso FamilyThe pristine perfection of a deep blue glass hosts an infinity of tiny bubbles. Fascinating and beautiful, this paperweight come from Seguso Family artisans. They sculpt the spherical paperweight by...$57.99
White and Black Hand Blown Glass Paperweight from Brazil
Phoenicia, White and Black Hand Blown Glass Paperweight from Brazil
Seguso FamilyBrazil's Seguso Family creates a hypnotic effect with white and black arches in the design of this flattened round paperweight. Experts in the legendary art of blown glass, they masterfully craft this...$69.99
Murano Inspired Black/White Hand Blown Glass Paperweight
Oval Phoenicia, Murano Inspired Black/White Hand Blown Glass Paperweight
Seguso FamilyBrazil's Seguso Family creates a hypnotic effect with white and black arches in the design of this oval paperweight. Experts in the legendary art of blown glass, they masterfully craft this...$69.99
Collectible Murano Inspired Glass Decorative Decanter
Vermilion Passion, Collectible Murano Inspired Glass Decorative Decanter
Seguso FamilyThere's a sense of harmony in the design of this decanter as red fiery hues come alive at the base only to freeze at the clear stopper. The decanter is crafted by hand with traditional blown-glass...$77.99
Murano Inspired handblown decanter (Medium)
Purple Passion, Murano Inspired handblown decanter (Medium)
Seguso FamilyBrazil's Seguso Family selects purple for the design of this decorative decanter. Featuring a clear base and stopper for contrast, the admirable decanter is crafted by hand with blown glass techniques...$69.99
Hand Blown Murano Inspired Glass Paperweights (Set of 3)
Infinite Ocean, Hand Blown Murano Inspired Glass Paperweights (Set of 3)
Seguso FamilyThe pristine perfection of a deep blue glass hosts an infinity of tiny bubbles. Fascinating and beautiful, these paperweights come from Seguso Family artisans. They craft the set of three by hand...$114.99
Blown Glass Centerpiece Bowl from Brazil
Caldera, Blown Glass Centerpiece Bowl from Brazil
Molinari FamilyBrazil's Molinari Family trained in the fine art of blown glass on the island of Murano, Italy, before emigrating. Their expertise is beautifully evident in this elegant centerpiece bowl. Blown by...$179.99
Artist: Molinari Family
Infinite Ocean Egg
Hand Blown Murano Inspired Blue Glass Paperweight
Infinite Ocean Egg, Hand Blown Murano Inspired Blue Glass Paperweight
Seguso FamilyThe pristine perfection of a deep blue glass hosts an infinity of tiny bubbles. Fascinating and beautiful, this paperweight come from Seguso Family artisans. They sculpt the egg shaped paperweight by...$54.99
Murano Inspired handblown decorative bottle
Surreal Yellow, Murano Inspired handblown decorative bottle
Seguso FamilySunny yellow ignites the surreal elegance of this magnificent decorative bottle. Framed by a clear stopper and base, the vessel is expertly crafted by hand by with blown glass techniques originating...$69.99
Hand Blown Recycled Clear Glass Bottle from Mexico
Clearly Elegant, Hand Blown Recycled Clear Glass Bottle from Mexico
Javier and EfrenThe talented team of Javier and Efren in Mexico present a clear decorative vessel that is beautiful in it simplicity. The curvaceous transparent bottle is made from hand-blown recycled glass. However...
Artist: Javier and Efren
Blue Lilac Bud
Hand Blown Decorative Art Glass Decanter from Brazil
Blue Lilac Bud, Hand Blown Decorative Art Glass Decanter from Brazil
Molinari FamilyThis decorative glass decanter is crafted by members of the Molinari Family, working from Brazil to preserve the traditional Murano Island style of glass blowing. Featuring a decadently curvaceous...$149.99
Artist: Molinari Family
Murano Inspired Handblown Paperweight in Multicolor Glass
Confetti Globe, Murano Inspired Handblown Paperweight in Multicolor Glass
Seguso FamilyWith hot tropical colors, Seguso Family artisans create the sensation of carnival confetti. Each radiant piece seems suspended in transparent crystal. Crafted by hand with blown glass techniques...$59.99
Hand Blown Decorative Bottle (Small)
Purple Passion, Hand Blown Decorative Bottle (Small)
Seguso FamilyBrazil's Seguso Family selects purple for the design of this decorative bottle. Featuring a clear base and stopper for contrast, the admirable vessel is crafted by hand using traditional blown glass...
Handblown Decor Accessories(16 items)
Welcome to the Handblown Decor Accessories Collection at NOVICA.
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Absolutely! Handblown glass offers a wonderful opportunity to recycle glass from discarded wine and beverage bottles and give them a unique new life born of fire. Artisans often acquire materials from bottle factories or local restaurants, which helps eliminate waste and potential environmental contamination. Their artistry creates something new, beautiful, and more valuable that can be used and appreciated for years to come.
There are a few things to consider when buying handblown cocktail glasses. First, make sure they are well made and of good quality. When held up to the light, a quality piece of handblown glass will not show rough edges or cracks, will have a smooth finish on the bottom, and will not tip or wobble. Their size should be suited to your needs and they should feel stable. Additionally, you might consider if the glass design and style will be adaptable to your drink(s) of choice. Cheers!
Confetti glass pitchers are always 100% unique and the way they come to be is quite a process! Glass bottle pieces in the desired color are chosen, and then melted at 1500C into a molten ball. This crystalline ball is then dipped into a tray of colorful glass confetti, which adheres to the hot glass to create a unique design for each piece. The product is then blown and shaped by hand and a handle is added. This incredible process is magical to witness, and is demonstrated beautifully in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtxrtKd-Vao
Many would say that the interplay of clear glass with unique colors like cobalt blue or other vibrant hues is what distinguishes the art of Mexican handblown glass. It is also widely admired for its sturdiness, as it is heavier than typical glassware and has a more robust, rustic appeal when compared to handmade glass from other regions.Because each piece is handmade, shape and size can vary slightly and tiny bubbles may appear within the glass. This exemplifies the handblown technique, making every piece a unique example of blown glass craftsmanship.
Since all handblown glass items are sensitive to heat, they are not suitable for serving very hot liquids, and any abrupt exposure to extremely hot or cold temperatures might cause cracking. If you use the dishwasher, we recommend you place your blown glass items on the top rack, and allow them to cool completely after the drying cycle. Hand-washing is always best.
Murano glass originated over a thousand years ago in Venice, Italy, the undisputed leader in glassmaking in medieval Europe. In 1291, the glassblowers of Venice were moved to the island of Murano as the glass must be heated to 1500C, making it a fire hazard on the mainland. Murano glass uses silica, soda, lime, and potassium and can feature gold or sterling silver leaf as well as a variety of minerals to achieve vibrant colors and designs. The molten glass is blown by mouth or handcrafted by master glassmakers in a series of elaborate steps and special techniques.Since 1994, Murano glass has held denomination of origin and is certified as having been crafted on Murano island. But Murano art also inspires master blown glass artisans in Brazil. The prestigious Seguso glass-crafting family first appeared in the islands census books in 1300. Mario Seguso moved to Brazil in 1954, and his family creates exquisite handblown glass using ancient Murano techniques. And Paulo Molinari was taught directly by Aldo Bonora, the first Italian master to arrive in Brazil from Murano Island. His family continues crafting handblown glass of extraordinary beauty. However, true Murano glass is crafted only in Murano, Italy.
With proper care, handblown glassware can last for years. Since handmade glass is thicker and less fragile than industrialized glass, it tends to last longer. Artisans put their heart and soul into each piece, taking the time to assure the highest quality materials and production as well as a lasting product.
We recommend washing your glassware by hand in warm water. However, most handblown glass can be washed in the dishwasher as long as it is placed on the top rack.
There are a few things to look for when determining whether or not a particular glass piece is handmade.The first clue that a piece of glassware is handmade will be a small navel, or circular point at its base. This is where the glass was cut from the blowing tube, indicating that it is in fact handblown. Another indicator is the thickness of the glass, as handmade glass is thicker and stronger than industrialized glass. Tiny bubbles may appear inside the glass as a part of the crafting process. Finally, handblown glass is distinguished by the multitude of color varieties that can be used during its production. No two pieces are exactly the same, and the uniqueness of each individual piece is what makes handblown glass so special.
The art of glass blowing dates back to almost 50 BC when Syrian craftsmen invented the technique. Its popularity grew with the rise of the Roman Empire, taking it through Europe and then to parts of Asia and the Middle East. Soon after, the beauty and utility of blown glass made it widely known and desired around the world.The first glass made in North America was produced in Puebla, Mexico around 1535 by artisans from Spain. Handblown glass arrived in the Guadalajara area in 1820.Central Americas first blown glass factory opened in Guatemala in 1970. Its founders learned the art from local people, which made them valuable assets for two more factories that opened in 1972. Over the years, a small community of artisans from Quetzaltenango came together to create Cantel Blown Glass Artisans, a cooperative that works together with Novica to share these unique creations with the world.
Featured Reviews on Handblown Decor Accessories
This bird is magical! You feel the life in it...
The colors in this bird are stunning. As a true bird-lover, this is a lively addition to my collection. It picks up and reflects the surrounding colors in the room. It feels fluid.
By Anne L
A fun anniversary gift
I gifted this little lovebird with a second to my brother and his wife on their anniversary. It was a fun, decorative, and beautiful gift, and much appreciated.
Extremely lovely. Beutifully made. I love and collect blown glass and was so so pleased at the size, quality weight and artistic character of this piece. Solid, weighty, wonderful shape and lines and proportions.
Seguso Family Blown glass art
The Seguso Family has been recognized for the creativity and originality of their work and always are cited in news articles, award ceremonies and retrospective exhibits.
Present since 1300 in the census books of Murano, Italy, today the prestigious Seguso glass-crafting family has a Brazilian branch. In 1954, Mario Seguso was invited to execute special commemorative pieces for the... read more