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Murano Glass Aquarium

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(Originally $220.00)

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.
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.
Approx. 5"h. x 7"w.

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(based on 60 reviews)

By lemontwiser
Torrington CT
February 02, 2017
"When I received the aquarium the first time, it was broken in half....I had called the phone number on card and spoke with a very pleasant long story short I was e-mailed requesting to send pix of the broken glass..I did that, I got another one shipped to me yesterday and there is a tiny little chip broken off the bottom...I am going to keep it but was super disappointed...."
By Sue
East Windsor, NJ
November 29, 2016
"This is such a lovely piece. It's a wonder asset to my living room and would be for any room. Fun to look at, too."
By Kiki
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
November 16, 2016
"I use it in my living room as an accent piece. I did some scuba diving in my younger days, and this piece brings back fond memories."
By Trixie
Southport IN
October 31, 2016
"One in catalog had 6 distinct fish - mine has 3 red ones - 2 of which are solid - craftsmanship where the glass is fused is shoddy - amateurish - the whole piece is obviously the work of an apprentice - I will never again purchase anything on line from the Smithsonian and plan on cancelling the catalog - very disappointed !"
Ventura, CA
October 31, 2016
"This is a beautiful any where you might place it. I have it in our living room on a glass sofa table. It is near a window where the sun hits it. Any one who has come into our house comments on how beautiful it is. I ordered this one as a gift and I kept it. I later ordered another one for my brother's 50th birthday. He loved it, too!"