09 Sep 2023 -
17 Sep 2023
Perfumum in Vitro
Event organised by Bottega Cini by The Merchant of Venice
Since ancient times there was no precious fragrance that hasn't been contained in a precious bottle. One of the first uses of the rare glass material was the creation of unguentariums or “tears vessels”, small containers that kept balms and perfumed oils. Most exceptional examples have been found in Egypt, the Middle East and throughout the ancient Roman Empire. Almost two thousand years ago, through their maritime trade, the Phoenicians spread the use of them from Syria throughout Mediterranean.
On the occasion of “The Venice Glass Week" 2023, Bottega Cini by The Merchant of Venice wants to explore the evolution of olfactory tools. From simple containers to artistic objects that anticipate the richness of perfume to amplifiers of its olfactory pyramid as in the case of “decanters”.
From Saturday 09 September
to Sunday 17 September
• Tuesday 12 September Closed
Opening hours of Bottega Cini
Monday-Sunday 10.00am - 1pm / 2pm - 7pm