Handblown round ball of Sandro Bottichelli world famous masterpiece the Birth of Venus showing Venus floating on the scallop shale on her way to shore, her red hair flying in the wind.
Bottichelli’s Birth of Venus Christmas ornament
4 1/2 ” diameter
A round hand blown glass Christmas ornament of Sandro Bottichelli’s masterpiece The birth of Venus. Painted probably in the mid 1480’s to the order of the Medicies. The painting after the Greek mythology depicts Venus arriving at the shore when she emerged from the sea fully grown on a giant scallop shale her red hair blowing in the wind. The painting which is often mentioned and paired with the Primavera is among the most famous paintings in the world. Both paintings were originally in the palace of the Medicies and are currently at the Ufizzi Gallery in Florence Italy. Against the green background strewn with flower Venus is standing tall naked on the scallop shale only her blowing hair covering her nakedness, being blown towards shore by the god Zephyr and the young woman carried in his arms. Venus image has become so popular and well known and used in many campaigns official and commercial including the 10 Euro coin of Italy.
Our ornament pays homage to the beautiful Venus floating a shore against the light green background full of flowers.
The daPolonia glass Christmas ornaments are designed and made in Mia’s studio in Krakow Poland. Steeped in centuries old traditions of glass ornaments making, drawing on the love of art and history, the ornament continues an old tradition of uncompromising quality and artistry.
The ornaments are fully made by Mia, and 100% hand made in the old fashion way. Starting with hand blown shapes and balls, hand silvering, coating with the base coat, and hand painting and glittering. The glitter we use is environmentally safe and is the same glitter used in cosmetics. All the molds are proprietary created by our own mold maker. In the introduction to the ornament section you can see a video of how one of our ornament is made from scratch. You can see how the ornaments are made in our studio with this link : https://dapolonia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/christmas-ornaments.mp4