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Micentury Amber "Sommerso" Murano Art Italian Glass Bowl or Ashtray, 1960s

US$509.08

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Magnificent midcentury Murano Art Glass with astonishing colour shades going from dark red to amber, via light orange and crystal. This piece was produced in Italy during the 1960s. This wonderful piece is the perfect mix of sinuous lines and colours of Murano glass due to the mastery of the Venetian "sommerso" technique. It can be used both as a bowl or ashtray. It is in great condition with no chippings or scratches. A breathtaking item that will enrich with its colours and lines a midcentury living room or bedroom. The Sommerso technique was originally developed in the 1930's by Antonio Da Ross. Sommerso (Italian for "submerged") is the Murano glassmaking technique of creating two or more layers of contrasting glass without the colours mixing together. It is formed by dipping coloured glass into molten glass of a different colour, before blowing the glass into the required form. The outermist layer is often clear. During the 1950s the Sommerso style became world famous due to the work of Flavio Poli, artistic director of Seguso Vetri d'Arte. There have since been many other factories in the Murano region which have made pieces in this style, and as such it is difficult to be certain of the manufacturer without labels or signatures present. Other well known manufacturers that have produced glassware in the Sommerso style include Mandruzzato, Galliano Ferro, Formia, Oball, Arte Nuova and Luigi Onesto.

Details

  • Attributed to
    Fratelli Toso (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 7 cm (2.76 in.)Width: 13.5 cm (5.32 in.)Depth: 17.5 cm (6.89 in.)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Roma, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3067327565622

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    Ships From: Roma, Italy
  • Return Policy

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