#691 Venice Glass Ornament

Acquired 2015

My sister and brother-in-law, Pennie and Allen, were able to go on their dream trip come true on their 30th anniversary, the day after Pennie graduated from college at age 58! They went to Italy! While spending most of their time in Sicily and finding the birthplace of our grandfather, they also visited mainland Italy including riding the gondolas in Venice. While in Venice, she found this elegant, hand-blown amber glass ornament adorning the Holy Family within the globe. Made of a very special Murano Venetian glass, she wanted to add this exquisite piece, as a gift, to my collection. (Murano is a Venetian Island around Venice.) While I do have a nativity from Rome, I didn't have one from Venice. Thank you, sweet sister! May 2015.