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Chalet Art Glass Freeform Green Sommerso Vase 1960s

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Vintage Mid-Century art glass vase was made by Chalet in sommerso technique with green colored glass gather cased over with clear-colored glass. Its distinctive, free formed twisting shape is accented with decorative fins along the body and spires on the top. The shape was listed in first Chalet catalogue as V32, and is sometimes referred to as "Crystal Twist" by collectors. Each V32 vase is hand blown and therefore unique. The vase is signed with etched emblem to the base. Chalet was founded by Angelo Tedesco, a Venetian trained master glass blower, glass cutter and engraver, in 1962, after he relocated his Murano Glass studio from Montreal to Cornwall and renamed the company to reflect the new location. Most of Chalet’s artists had worked with glass as apprentices of famous Venetian artists such as Archimedes Seguso, Itamo Pustetto, Mario Fuga, Paolo Venini, Alfredo Barbini, Nino D’Este and Aldo Fuga. Chalet operated until 1975.
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