Murrine Millefiori Glass Art 2017

A Thousand Flowers in Venetian Glass
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Murrine Millefiori Glass Art 2017

A Thousand Flowers in Venetian Glass
  • Item Number:
    27968
  • Material:
    Silver
  • Purity:
    .999
  • Quality:
    Proof
  • Net Weight:
    20 g
  • Diameter (mm):
    65
  • Issuing country:
    Cook Islands
  • Year:
    2017
  • Package Content:
    Coin in plastic capsule, box and coin certificate
  • Design / Mint:
    Coin Invest Trust CIT / B.H. Mayer
  • Coin Value:
    5 Dollars
  • Max. Mintage:
    999
Buy now
  • 110.20 USD
In stock
VAT is not included in the price.

Delivery options for USA

  • Economy: 6.10 USD
  • Priority: 14.30 USD
USA: Delivery time 10 days. 14 days return right. Payment options: Paypal or Banktransfer. For other countries please select the country above.
Revive the twice-lost art of Millefiori glass with a unique coin series from the Cook Islands.
In ancient times, Roman and Phoenician artisans created exquisite glasswork using mosaic beads. The resulting vessels were resplendent in a festive array of floral shapes and vibrant colours. The art form faded with the Roman Empire.
In the late 15th Century, glass artisans of the Murano islands of Venice sought to imitate the marvellous glass relics of Roman times. They called the style “Millefiori”, Italian for “a thousand flowers”. The intricate patterns were created using Murrini rods, tiny glass rods that appeared plain on the outside but filled with tiny patterns inside. Each rod was crafted by hand, then cut and fused together to release the intricate patterns. It was a long, painstaking process.
Despite Murano’s Millefiori glass popularity in the 16th Century, the art once again was lost until the mid-1800s, when it was once again revived by Venetian glass paste mixer, Vincenzo Moretti. After years of applying himself to re-creating the twice-lost art, Moretti was able to deliver to the world, not only stunningly intricate glasswork, but exact replicas of vessels created by Millefiori’s original Roman artisans.
The Cook Islands keeps the art of Murrine Millefiori glasswork alive and in your pocket with its third in this stunning collection. The 2017 edition of Murrine Millefiori Glass Art showcases a bright array of festive flowers on a verdant green glass background. The same floral shapes are repeated in relief on the reverse side, framing the profile of Queen Elizabeth II, queen of the Commonwealth to which the Cook Islands belong. Each proof coin is cast in .999 silver, measuring 65mm in diameter and weighing 20 grams. Mintage is limited to 999 pieces. Your coin comes to you with its own box, protective plastic capsule and certificate of authenticity.