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Flavio Poli Ashtrays

Italian, 1900-1984

Italian glass artist Flavio Poli’s innovative use of the sommerso technique during the 1950s added a dimension of exquisite beauty and refined elegance to mid-century-era Murano glass design. Today Poli’s vintage table lamps, glass vases, ashtrays and other objects are highly collectible.

Born in Chioggia in 1900, Poli attended the prestigious Istituto d’Arte di Venezia where he trained as a ceramist before turning his attention toward glass art. His career in glass began in 1929 when he worked at the Industrie Vetrerie Artistiche Murano, designing and creating large-scale glass sculptures, urns and bowls.

During the 1930s, Poli was a glass artist for manufacturer Barovier, Seguso and Ferro (later known as Seguso Vetri d’Arte), where he worked alongside pioneering glass master Archimede Seguso. Poli was later appointed artistic director at the Venetian glassworks.

Inspired by Seguso, Poli began to experiment with his own glassblowing techniques. In the 1950s, he helped popularize the decades-old sommerso style, which sees overlapping layers of transparent handblown glass melded through a heating process and immersed in pots of molten colored glass. The style yields a sophisticated and mesmerizing effect — it's as if colored fluids have been trapped inside the layers of clear glass. Poli made use of variations on the technique in many of his pieces, including in designs for vases, bowls, sculptures and more.

Poli’s unparalleled designs and innovative work with the sommerso technique garnered numerous awards and accolades throughout his career. He won five Grand Prix awards at the Milan Triennale and was awarded the Compasso d’Oro prize in 1954. Poli’s designs were also presented at the World’s Fair in Brussels and the Venice Biennale in 1958.

Today, Poli’s work can be found in museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Murano Glass Museum in Venice, Museo Boncompagni Ludovisi in Rome and the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia.

Find vintage Flavio Poli decorative objects, serveware and lighting on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Flavio Poli
Flavio Poli Seguso Murano Art Glass Sommerso Green Yellow Bowl
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Flavio Poli
Located in Barcelona, ES
Mid-Century Modern Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri d'Arte green and yellow Murano glass Sommerso geode bowl, Italy, 1950s. This geode square shaped hand blown glass bowl is made of gre...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Glass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Sommerso

1970s Flavio Poli Sommerso Yellow and Blue Murano Glass Ashtray
By Flavio Poli
Located in Aci Castello, IT
This Flavio Poli Murano Glass Ashtray is a remarkable example of mid-20th century Italian glass artistry. Flavio Poli, renowned for his work with the Seguso Vetri d'Arte glassworks i...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

Flavio Poli Ashtray Murano Sommerso Yellow Red Faceted Glass Bowl Italy 1960's
By Murano Glass Sommerso, Flavio Poli
Located in Antwerpen, BE
Presenting a rare and stunning ashtray or vide poche from the 1960s, designed by the illustrious Flavio Poli. This exquisite piece is crafted from Murano glass, featuring a captivati...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Art Glass, Murano Glass

Flavio Poli, Sommerso Ashtray, 1960s
By Flavio Poli
Located in London, GB
Flavio Poli (1900-1984) was an Italian glass designer known for his masterful vases and lamps. His submerged glass pieces, which were made by layering transparent colors and textures, were later awarded the Italian Compasso d’Oro (Golden Compass...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Glass, Murano Glass

Flavio Poli Seguso Murano Sommerso Purple Blue Multi Faceted Bowl
By Flavio Poli, Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Barcelona, ES
Mid-Century Modern Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri d'Arte multi faceted purple and soft blue Murano glass Sommerso bowl, Italy, 1960s. This hand blown glass bowl is made of purple glass...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Glass, Sommerso, Murano Glass, Blown Glass, Art Glass

Flavio Poli Ashtrays 1970s
By Flavio Poli
Located in Čelinac, BA
FlavioPoli Murano Glass Ashtray 1970s
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

XL 2.4kg Murano Glass Sommerso yellow DIAMOND Bowl Flavio Poli, Italy, 1970s
By Flavio Poli
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Murano glass element xxl Origin: Murano, Italy Design: Flavio Poli Decade: 1970s This original vintage glass bowl element was designed by Flavio Poli and produc...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

Flavio Poli Sommerso Turquoise Blue Yellow Diamond Faceted Murano Art Glass Bowl
By Flavio Poli
Located in Barcelona, ES
Eye-catching Turquoise Murano glass faceted bowl or ashtray by Flavio Poli. Italy, 1950s. Unusual color. Turquoise and clear glass using the Sommerso technique. Amazing diamond sha...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Glass, Art Glass, Sommerso, Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Flavio Poli Seguso Murano Sommerso Faceted Art Glass Bowls / Astrays, Pair
By Flavio Poli, Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Barcelona, ES
A set of two Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri d'Arte Murano glass Sommerso bowls / ashtrays. Italy, 1960s. One is made in red and yellow glass and other one is made in green glass, submerged into clear glass. Both have flat cut rims. These highly decorative thick and heavy square shaped Sommerso bowls or vide-poche will be the perfect choice as a gift idea. Useful as ashtrays, candy bowls, jewelry bowls or decorative bowls. Display them together and enjoy them placed with other Murano glass pieces on a low table. Very difficult to find as a pair. Measures: 8.5 cm W x 8.5 cm D x 7 cm H each one. To complete the set: The blue Flavio Poli faceted...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Glass, Art Glass, Sommerso, Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Tri-Color Murano Glass Ashtray by Flavio Poli for Seguso, 1960s
By Flavio Poli
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Heavy, partially collapsed and thick decorative small bowl or ashtray composed of 3-colored glass: salmon, light blue and clear. Designed by Flavio Poli and manufactured at Seguso in...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Blown Glass

1960s Astonishing Ashtray or Catch-All By Flavio Poli for Seguso
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
1960s Astonishing ashtray or catch-all By Flavio Poli for Seguso in Murano Sommerso glass. No chips or other, this item is perfect in excellent condition. Dimension: diameter 4,72" x...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

1960s Astonishing Green Murano Ashtray or Bowl By Flavio Poli for Seguso.
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
1960s Astonishing green and yellow ashtray or bowl by Flavio Poli for Seguso in Murano sommerso glass. Made in Italy No chips or other, this item is perfect in excellent condition. ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

1960s Stunning Ochre Ashtray or Catchall by Flavio Poli
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
1960s Stunning Ochre ashtray or catchall in Murano sommerso glass by Flavio Poli for Seguso. Made in Italy No chips or other, this item is perfect in excellent condition. Dimensions:...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

1960s Astonishing Big Ashtray or Catch-All By Flavio Poli for Seguso.
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
1960s Astonishing big ashtray or catch-all By Flavio Poli for Seguso in Murano Sommerso Glass. No chips or other, it's perfect in excellent condition. Dimension: 6,29" diameter x 3,...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

Purple and Blue Murano Sommerso Ashtray / Bowl by Flavio Poli for Suguso
By Flavio Poli
Located in Kastrup, DK
Faceted "Sommerso" Murano ashtray / bowl made of purple glass submerged into blue glass. Flavio Poli for Seguso Venice, Italy 1960's.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Art Glass

SEGUSO - FLAVIO POLI - Posacenere in vetro di Murano - Vetro sommerso 1960
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
FLAVIO POLI per SEGUSO - Vetro sommerso - MURANO 1960
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

Red Italian Murano Sommerso Block Ash Tray by Flavio Poli for Seguso
By Flavio Poli
Located in Vienna, AT
This Flavio Poli hand-blown Murano glass bowl in soft grey is submerged into rectangle of clear glass. It can be used either as a decorative bowl or ashtray. Hand-blown in Murano in ...
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1960s Italian Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

1960s Astonishing Big Ashtray or Catch-All By Flavio Poli for Seguso
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
1960s Astonishing big ashtray or catch-all By Flavio Poli for Seguso in Murano Sommerso Glass. The item is in excellent condition. Dimension: 6,29" diameter x 3,54" H inches cm 16 x...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

1.1kg Murano Glass Sommerso grey DIAMOND Bowl Ashtray, Flavio Poli, Italy, 1970s
By Flavio Poli
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Murano glass ash tray Origin: Murano, Italy Design: Flavio Poli Decade: 1970s This original vintage glass ash tray bowl el...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

Ashtray Vide-Poche Flavio Poli Murano Glass Sommerso Midcentury Italy 1960s
By Flavio Poli
Located in Palermo, IT
Ashtray/vide-poche produced in Italy in the 1960s by the Italian designer Flavio Poli. The ashtray was made of big thick submerged Murano glass in shades of wine with inverted edges....
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

1960s Astonishing Blue and Pink Ashtray/Vide Poche By Flavio Poli for Seguso
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
1960s Astonishing blue and pink / vide poche by Flavio Poli for Seguso in Murano sommerso glass. Made in Italy The item is in excellent condition. Dimension: 6,29" x 5,51" x 2,36" H ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

1960s Big Green and Blue Ashtray or Catchall by Flavio Poli for Seguso.
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
1960s Gorgeous big green and blue ashtray or catchall by Flavio Poli for Seguso in Murano sommerso glass. Made in Italy The item is in excellent condition. Dimensions: 6,70" diameter...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

1960s Big Astonishing Ashtray or Catch-All By Flavio Poli for Seguso
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
1960s Big Astonishing ashtray or catch-all By Flavio Poli for Seguso in Murano Sommerso Glass. The item is in excellent condition. Dimension: 5,90" diameter x 3,54" H inches cm 15 x...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

Flavio Poli Vintage Murano Glass Ashtray
By Poliarte, Flavio Poli
Located in Conversano, IT
Flavio Poli Murano Glass Ashtray, Italy 1970. Classic geometric ashtray in hand blown Murano glass, designed by Flavio Poli. The ashtray is i...
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1970s Italian Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass Sommerso pink DIAMOND Bowl Ashtray by Flavio Poli, Italy, 1970s
By Flavio Poli
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Murano glass ash tray Origin: Murano, Italy Design: Flavio Poli Decade: 1970s This original vintage glass ash tray bowl el...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

1960s Astonishing Ashtray or Catch-All By Flavio Poli for Seguso
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
1960s Astonishing ashtray or catch-all By Flavio Poli for Seguso in Murano Sommerso Glass. The item is in excellent condition. Dimension: 5,11" diameter x 3,14" H inches cm 13 x cm 8 H
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

Pink Submerged Murano Glass Ring Tray by Flavio Poli, Italy
By Flavio Poli
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Murano "Vetro Sommerso" ashtray attributable to Flavio Poli featuring a rounded triangle shape with rounded edges and a submerged pink glass color. Pink, glass, Italy, 1960s. No ...
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1930s Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Art Glass

1960s Flavio Poli Colorful Faceted Diamond Ashtray by Seguso, Murano, Italy
By Flavio Poli, Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful multi-faceted and polished Murano glass ashtray in a wonderful diamond shape from the 1960s. Designed by Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Italy. A colorful combination of light-blue, yellow and green layered art...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

1960s Gorgeous Brown Ashtray or Catchall by Flavio Poli for Seguso
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
1960s Gorgeous brown ashtray or catchall by Flavio Poli for Seguso in Murano sommerso glass. Made in Italy The item is in good condition. Dimensions: 5.51" diameter x 3.54" H inch...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

1960s Astonishing Red and Blue Ashtray or Catchall by Flavio Poli
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
Astonishing red and blue ashtray or catchall by Flavio Poli in Murano Glass. Made in Italy. It's a sculpture The item is in very good condition. Dimensions: Diameter 5,11" x 3,34"...
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1960s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

1960s Astonishing Blue Ashtray/Vide Poche Designed by Flavio Poli
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
1960s stunning blue ashtray / Vide Poche designed by Flavio Poli in Murano Sommerso Glass. This piece is unique and the shape and the color are amazing. Made in Italy The item is in...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

1960s Gorgeous Green Ashtray or Catchall by Flavio Poli for Seguso.
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
1960s Gorgeous green and yellow ashtray or catchall by Flavio Poli for Seguso in Murano sommerso glass. Made in Italy The item is in excellent condition...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

1960s Red Ashtray or Catchall by Flavio Poli
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
1960s Gorgeous red ashtray or catchall by Flavio Poli in Murano sommerso glass. Made in Italy. The item is in very good condition. Dimensions: 5,51" dia...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

1960s Astonishing Blue Ashtray or Vide Poche by Flavio Poli for Seguso
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
1960s Astonishing blue ashtray or vide poche by Flavio Poli for Seguso in Murano Glass. It's a sculpture so rare to find it in this shape and color. The item is in excellent conditi...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

1960s Gorgeous Blue and Pink Catchall by Flavio Poli
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
Gorgeous blue and pink catchall by Flavio Poli in Murano sommerso glass. Made in italy The item is in excellent condition. Dimensions: Diameter 6,29" x 2,75" height inches Diamet...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

1960s Gorgeous Grey Ashtray or Catch-All by Flavio Poli for Seguso
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
1960s Gorgeous grey ashtray or catch-all by Flavio Poli for Seguso in Murano sommerso Glass. Made in Italy It seems a diamond The item is in excellent condition. Dimensions: diam...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

1960s Green Ashtray / Vide Poche Designed by Flavio Poli for Seguso
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
1960s Astonishing green ashtray / vide poche by Flavio Poli for Seguso in Murano Sommerso glass. Made in Italy. The item is in excellent condition. Dim...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

Flavio Poli Vintage Murano Sommerso Turquoise and Green Glass Bowl Or Ashtray
By Flavio Poli
Located in North Miami, FL
This large chunky vintage Italian Murano glass bowl by Flavio Poli is layers of luscious sommerso glass of turquoise and shades of greens with a hint of amber depending on the play o...
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1960s Italian Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Blown Glass

1960s Gorgeous Big Blue Bowl or Catchall Designed by Flavio Poli
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
1960s Astonishing Big Blue Bowl or Catchall By Flavio Poli in Murano glass. This is a unique piece a true sculpture The item is in excellent condition. Dimensions: 6,29" diameter ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

1960s Astonishing Red Ashtray or Vide Poche Designed by Flavio Poli
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
1960s Astonishing red ashtray or Vide Poche Rare Designed By Flavio Poli in Murano Glass. It's a sculpture The item is in very good condition. Dimension...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

1960s Stunning Blue Bowl or Catchall by Flavio Poli
By Flavio Poli
Located in Milano, IT
1960s Astonishing Big Blue Bowl or Catchall By Flavio Poli in Murano glass. This is a unique piece a true sculpture The item is in excellent condition. Dimensions: 6,29" diameter ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

Murano Glass Sommerso Block "RED"Cube Ashtray Element Flavio Poli, Italy, 1970s
By Flavio Poli
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Murano glass ash tray Origin: Murano, Italy Design: Flavio Poli Decade: 1970s This original vintage g...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

Seguso Vetri d'Arte Murano Green Gold Sommerso Bubbles Italian Art Glass Bowl
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Archimede Seguso, Flavio Poli
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful Murano handblown Sommerso green, gold flecks and controlled bubbles Italian art glass bowl / ashtray. Documented to designer Flavio Poli and Archimede Seguso for Seguso Vet...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Gold Leaf

Murano Red and Green "Sommerso" Glass Ashtray or Bowl
By Flavio Poli
Located in Kastrup, DK
Murano "Sommerso" glass ashtray in red and green colors. Design by Flavio Poli for Seguso. Venice, Italy 1960's.
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1960s Italian Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Glass

Seguso Vetri d'Arte Murano Red Gold Flecks Pulegoso Italian Art Glass Ashtray
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Flavio Poli
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Beautiful vintage murano hand blown red, white bubbles and gold flecks Italian art glass ashtray bowl. Documented to designer to Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri d' Arte. The piece is do...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Gold Leaf

Murano Sommerso Ashtray Bowl Flavio Poli Italy 1960s
By Flavio Poli
Located in Munich, DE
Wonderful Sommerso Murano Glass Bowl attributed to Flavio Poli.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Flavio Poli Ashtrays

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Murano Glass

Flavio Poli ashtrays for sale on 1stDibs.

Flavio Poli ashtrays are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Flavio Poli ashtrays, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original ashtrays by Flavio Poli were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider ashtrays by Angelo Mangiarotti, Barovier&Toso, and Aldo Londi. Prices for Flavio Poli ashtrays can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $193 and can go as high as $2,233, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $430.

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