Q: Would you be able to tell me anything about this glass flower as to age, value, and what it would be referred to as? It’s marked “Vetro Eseguito Secondo La Tecnica Dei Maestri Di Murano.”
A: The words are Italian for “glass executed according to the technique of the masters of Murano.” Murano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon where glass was first made in 1291. Glass is still being made on the island. Glass in the style of Murano has been made in China. Since 1981, the name Murano may only be used on glass made on Murano Island. Your glass flower isn’t true Murano glass. It impossible to know the maker or age unless there are other marks on the glass. The value is just as a decorative item.