Brazilian Handblown Murano Inspired Glass Sphere Paperweight, "Infinite Ocean Sphere"
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The 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 hand using blown glass techniques developed in Murano, Italy.
The presence of air bubbles accentuates the nature of the traditional hand blown crafting process, making each piece unique.
Mario Seguso, the patriarch of the Seguso Family, was born in 1929 in Venice, Italy to one of the oldest and most famous blown glass artisan families on the island of Murano. His ancestors have crafted art glass since 1300. In 1956, Mario created his own workshop in Brazil. He has passed on his knowledge to his sons, grandsons and the artisans working with him. He is proud to have many assistants and to have trained eight glass masters in his workshop.
The Seguso Family provides work for a number of full-time blown glass artisans.