These authentic Venetian Lanterns have become rare in recent years for lack of masterful artisans. Each specimen is manufactured entirely by means of manual processes. The wire is shaped, welded, and expertly assembled to form the frame of the lantern. Then the master glass-blowers blow the glass inside the frame, which is skillfully hand molded. Finally, the lantern is cooled and polished. All the lanterns have small irregularities that reflect their handcrafted origins and make each piece truly unique.