Murano Glass Aquarium

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Description

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.

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Approx. 5"h. x 7"w.

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5

Mister Colorqdo

December 31, 2013

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 My wife loved this glass panorama with the colorfu...

My wife loved this glass panorama with the colorful fish. The fish were even brighter than I thought they would be. Denver

4

Jim

December 25, 2013

Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 lovely gift for our grandkids...

lovely gift for our grandkids Oly WA

3

Doubter

December 9, 2013

Customer Rating: 3 out of 5 The certificate of authenticity does not contain t...

The certificate of authenticity does not contain the same words as prescribed by the glassblowers of Murano. The fish do not have the same quality as those I saw in the aquaria on the island of Murano in Venice, Italy. The Smithsonian Store has not responded to my inquiries in a timely and satisfactory manner. I would not recommend this product due to doubts about its authenticity as Murano Glass. Vermont

5

RBP

November 20, 2013

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 We saw these at the Murano Glass factory in Venice...

We saw these at the Murano Glass factory in Venice in September of this year and my husband absolutely fell in love with them. He wanted one very much but was reluctant to try and bring it back and/or have it shipped from Italy so he left a little bit disappointed. When I saw this in the catalog, I knew I had to get it for him as a surprise so it will be under our tree at Christmas. Texas

5

Brad

October 27, 2013

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Bought one for my son and one for me. they are bea...

Bought one for my son and one for me. they are beautiful, brilliant, and show well. McKinney, Tx.

5

Jay sac

October 17, 2013

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Beautifully looking,great design,perfect for any o...

Beautifully looking,great design,perfect for any occasion. Atlanta

5

Larry

October 6, 2013

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 This Murano Glass Aquarium was a gift at my sons'...

This Murano Glass Aquarium was a gift at my sons' wedding in Jamaica. Everybody loved it! Lake Forest, Calif.

5

AZ Mac

September 5, 2013

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 It's a quiet and abiding joy to contemplate the ex...

It's a quiet and abiding joy to contemplate the exquisite craftsmanship of the Murano artisans. Frozen in time and glass, this astonishing aquarium adds a note of graceful beauty to our home. Prescott AZ

5

Carol

August 11, 2013

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 This was a gift for my daughter's birthday - she a...

This was a gift for my daughter's birthday - she absolutely loved it. Posted a picture online, all of her friends did too! Vibrant colors, sense of movement (though there is none!), the fish all have their own expressions. Just a great alternative to an actual tank. Love the seaweed coming up, and the bubbles. Maryland

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