Set Of Kiddush Glasses, Venice 18th Century.

5 Kiddush glasses in blown and engraved glass. Their finesse and lightness make these glasses true works of art. The Jewish community in Venice is among the oldest in Europe. Kiddush is the ceremony of sanctifying a holy day, Shabbat, or biblical holiday, by means of a blessing pronounced on a cup of wine. Murano glass is famous all over the world. Fearing the fire and the destruction of the city (most of whose buildings were made of wood) the Republic ordered the destruction of all the foundries in Venice in 1291, the glass industry then developed on the island of Murano. The glassmakers of Murano maintain their monopoly on the manufacture of quality glass for centuries, they develop and refine many techniques, such as crystals, enamel, gold thread ornaments, multicolored glasses, milk glass , and imitation of glass gemstones. Today, Murano artisans still use these centuries-old techniques.

5 glasses for sale individually
The glasses do not have the same height.
End of the 18th century,
Murano, Italy


Height: 30 cm (11,7 in)

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