Murano Glass Aquarium

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$199.95

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Experience the tranquil pleasure of a tropical fish aquarium without the need for feeding and maintenance. Beautifully expressing the strong tie between the tiny islands of Venice and the briny lagoon in which they reside, this Murano Glass Aquarium is handmade by Murano glass blowers. Colorful fish, underwater reeds, and decorations are created from glass rods, called murrina, then skillfully embedded (while nearly molten) within the glass “tank” of this enchanting Murano Glass Aquarium. The result is a masterful illusion of movement made more vibrant and magical in natural light. Made in Italy. Each will vary, making it truly one-of-a-kind.

Museum Story

This extraordinary Murano Glass Aquarium calls to mind the breathtaking interactive experience offered by our National Museum of Natural History’s Sant Ocean Hall while celebrating the exceptional collection of Murano glass curated by our National Museum of American History. Renowned the world over for their centuries-long mastery of the fluid art of mouth-blown glass, Murano glass artisans create unique works of heirloom art.

Details

Approx. 5"h. x 7"w.

Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5

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5

Beach Lover

January 5, 2016

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I looked at this for almost a year, but wasn't su...

I looked at this for almost a year, but wasn't sure about buying something expensive and heavy without seeing the actual one I was purchasing. During a recent sale, I took the plunge, and I believe it is even prettier than the one pictured in the catalogs (which I liked very much!) It's colorful, whimsical and different, and could accent many different spots in a home or office. I've received many compliments on it, even from people who don't tend to notice decor very much! While glass, it is very solid, and was packed compactly and safely, so I imagine if you really wanted a different one, it would be worth exchanging at least once. But you might be as happily surprised as I was! Love it! Michigan

4

Sky

January 2, 2016

Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 Although this is an expensive gift, it was great f...

Although this is an expensive gift, it was great for my dad. He admired the craftsmanship and the beautiful colors. Virginia

5

big fish

April 6, 2015

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 it looks lovly in the bathroom with sea sheels...

it looks lovly in the bathroom with sea sheels Iowa

5

roobb

January 3, 2015

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 The Christmas dinner for 35 host and hostess loved...

The Christmas dinner for 35 host and hostess loved the Murano. Port Washington

5

SmithsonianShopper

December 24, 2014

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Great for office decor! Many positive comments fr...

Great for office decor! Many positive comments from office workers. Tennessee

5

donnah

December 5, 2014

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Very colorful piece that is a great addition to ou...

Very colorful piece that is a great addition to our living room. Heavier and thicker than we expected which was a pleasant surprise. Another quality piece from Smothsonian.com. Nebraska

5

Crew Chief

August 22, 2014

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 I wondered about ordering this due to the price, b...

I wondered about ordering this due to the price, but it the most exquisite piece in my home office. It is worth every dollar I paid and am so thrilled that I did. My husband thinks it is a beautiful piece. North Dakota

5

Camellia

April 28, 2014

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 It is beautiful piece of glass work....

It is beautiful piece of glass work. Chicago

4

fourkitties

January 17, 2014

Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 This is a genuine Murano aquarium, which apparentl...

This is a genuine Murano aquarium, which apparently have been discontinued by Murano and are not available in many places, also I read online that there are a lot of fakes out there. This is genuine and comes with the Murano sticker on the piece, and a little card certifying it is authentic. It is not exactly like the one in the photo, but this is to be expected since they are all unique. I really liked the one in the photo because it has a lot of blues and cute fish in it, but the one I received is very nice. Mine has six fish in mostly yellows and reds with one fish having blue. They are all bright colours, including the reef colours, one of which is a druzy gold which is nice. If I could have bought the one in the photo I would have because I like it better. I'm not too disappointed though, and the quality is great. This is a very heavy item and is 8 inches wide x 8 inches high x about 3 inches at the base, smaller at the top. What was upsetting was that after budgeting for this purchase, I had to pay, with no notice, duties of $48.00 making it more expensive than I had planned. I know Smithsonian is not responsible for this but it would be nice if they gave a coupon for future purchase for money off for the duties paid. Came well wrapped and no damage at all. LOrignal Ontario Canada

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