Master glass blowers have been making glass on the famed Venetian Island of Murano since the 8th Century. Over the centuries Murano glass has become widely imitated and there are many fakes out in the market place. There are many details that help collectors and experts tell if they are purchasing a genuine Murano glass piece, but here are 3 of the most important tips for the casual buyer to ensure they are not getting a cheap knockoff.
- Look to see if the piece is handmade. Murano glass is handblown and has signs of imperfections like being asymmetrical or containing air bubbles. If you are purchasing Murano glass online, make sure the website presents high resolution photos where you can see the imperfections which make each piece unique.
- Buy from a trusted source. Make sure the artisan/brand/manufacturer are one of the handful of historical Murano glass makers. Finest Global Products sources and certifies all of our Murano Glass from MadeMuranoGlass who have an expert team that selects exclusive pieces directly from factories on the Island of Murano.
- Make sure any store (online or brick-and-mortar) that sells Murano glass will provide a certificate of authentication and proof of origin. If they are not will to do so, then this is a sure sign that they are not selling authentic product. All of the Murano glass pieces on FinestGlobalProducts.com come with certificates of authentication.
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