Lebanon Valley College Study Abroad

Murano Glass Museum Centerpiece

Original size: 5184 × 3456 in Venezia

The sign read, “Centrepiece designed like an italian garden with fountains, arches, pots with flowers, flower-beds

Centrepieces, also known as ‘deseri,’ enjoyed enormous popularity during the 18th century.
The glassmaker Giuseppe Briati was credited with creating many fine examples which adorned the Doge’s tables. They were proper theatre scenes, their designs often inspired by historical or mythological subjects. Sometimes they offered – as this one – a glimpse of the life enjoyed by Venetians on holiday.”

April 16, 2014 at 11:02 pm