Glassmaking has been the pride of  Venice for centuries.

Over time, master glassmakers have perfected highly sophisticated techniques, including aventurine, cameo, Murrina, grid, and many more.

One of the most admired and sophisticated techniques is that of jacketed glass.

As the word suggests, it involves superimposing several layers of glass of different colors, creating an effect of enormous beauty.

This technique likely dates back to the early 19th century, born of the expertise of a master glassmaker named Benedetto Barbaria.

This difficult, delicate process is done by dipping blown glass (called the “pea”) into a crucible of glass in different colors to create different superimposed layers of highly varied colors and shapes.

The effect is astonishing to this day.