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At the end of the 18th century, countless painter's studios were founded in Venice specialising in city panoramas - a trend that would result in its own genre of painting. In 1835, Giacomo Guardi, an important figure in this movement, painted the wintry panorama that has been applied to a modern vase design for this collection. In this version, the hectic atmosphere of the original gives way to a more dream-like composition, while the colours remain true to the cool, frosty palette of the historic inspiration. A light-blue foundation is first applied in order to create a crepuscular background. Then the sepia paint is applied through a combination of pen-and-ink drawing and careful brushstrokes. Gleaming white highlights and gold accents bring individual elements to the forefront. The delicate gold frame continues on the rear of the vase, encapsulating the piece as a harmonious whole.