The Chandeliers restored from the municipality of Sant’Agostino in Ferrara have been exposed for a single day thanks to the efforts of Consorzio Promovetro Murano and its associated companies.
Today’s appointment brought together the technicians and professionals who contributed to this event: Consorzio Promovetro, the Soprintendenza for the artistical, historical and ethno-anthropological heritage of Bologna, the glass masters, the craftsmen who created the metal structure, and those who made the new electrical implant, the craftsmen who made gold decoration and those who renew the wooden candlesticks.
In 2012 Consorzio Promovetro recovered the priceless Murano glass chandeliers which were hunging from the ceiling of the municipal building of St. Augustine and the earthquake were to collapse and go hopelessly lost. The massive chandelier, purchased by the city of Sant’Agostino, together with other four chandeliers were placed in a boardroom of the 1875 building, which has now been demolished.
Promovetro took care of all components of the three small glass chandeliers and impressive Crystal-Gold to amber, 55 lights chandelier which is almost 5 metres tall, with a circumference of about 3 metres and of weighing about 400 kg.
Consorzio Promovetro, managing authority for the Vetro Artistico® Murano trademark, began the project “a light for Emilia Romagna” to restore these historic and precious chandeliers, in order to bring them back to their original and ancient splendour. Four chandeliers have been restored for free, by a team of Promovetro associated companies specialised in the field of lighting and mirrors which were joined during the restoration by craftsmen and other professionals specialized in various other fields.
“After a long and difficult job we gave it light again – says the President of Consorzio Promovetro, Luciano Gambaro-A gigantic and beautiful work son of our great art and mastery. I am proud to say that only thanks to the teamwork of many Murano glass companies this work has become truth; otherwise a part of our history would have been buried under a pile of ruins! This is the real Murano, the Murano we want “.
Today’s preview anticipates the presentation at the Murano Glass Museum, during the first months of the next year, curated by the Teatro La Fenice.