Fake Murano glass being sold as Authentic on the island of Murano

By: Murano Glass repairs and Replacements  08-Mar-2011
Keywords: Interior Decorating, Blown Glass, Italian Lighting

In June 2010, General Manzon head of Italy's financial Police reported that approximately 13 Million Euros (16 Million USD) worth of fake Murano glass items imported from China had been seized.  This haul of 11 Million glass objects includng glasses, small chains, necklaces and other products were included in the haul.  General Manzon beleives that almost half the items being sold in and around Venice are not made in Italy.  These were being sold as authentic Murano glass mixed among the genuine items, even with genuine Murano labels applied..  A number of managers were arrested and the masses of fake imported Chinese glass seized by Italian authorities.  Murano glass is renowned for its light weight and its incredible range of colours and in the 19th century, there were over 36,000 artistans producing this world famous blown glass.   Why is this important to you our customer?  Well quite simply, our range of Murano glass is totally authtentic with each and every piece issued with a certificate of Authenticity and a selected range of our glass chandeliers carrying a glass seal with factory details.  All other items are issued with a certificate of authenticity to protect this sort of dilemma any of our customers.  Our organisation guarantees that each and every piece is totally authentic and we only work with the most reputable of Murano furnaces with a solid track record of service and commitment to the art of upholding the traditions of Murano glass blowing that have been entrenched in Italy since 1293.

Keywords: Blown Glass, Interior Decorating, Italian Lighting

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