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Flavio Poli "Sommerso" Amber Blue Murano Glass Italian Ashtray or Bowl, 1960

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Beautiful "Sommerso" Amber blue Murano glass ashtray or bowl. This piece was produced in Italy during 1960 and it is attributed to Flavio Poli. One of the most common techniques to produce Murano Glass art is “Sommerso”, which in Italian literally means “submerged”. This technique is used to create several layers of glass (usually with different contrasting colors) inside a single object, giving the illusion of “immersed” colors that lay on top of each other without mixing. This is done by uniting different layers of glass through heat and repeatedly immersing them in pots of molten colored glass. This technique is quite recognizable: it is characterized by an outer layer of colorless glass and thick layers of colored glass inside it, as if a big drop of color had been captured inside the transparent glass. When one first sees these objects, it seems almost impossible to conceive such beautiful colors being locked so perfectly inside what would seem solid glass, and then undoubtedly one begins to wonder how ever did they manage to achieve such a complex game of shapes and colors right in the middle of a clear glass object. Flavio Poli (1900-1984) was an Italian artist, known for his designs in glass. Born in 1900, he was trained at the Istituto d'Arte di Venezia, then began work as a ceramicist. In 1929, he began working for the company "I.V.A.M." (Industrie Vetraie Artistiche Murano) as a designer of glassware. He was appointed artistic director of Barovier, Seguso & Ferro (later Seguso Vetri d’Arte) in 1934, where he devised a style of 'submerged' glass, with several transparent layers, one over the other. Within three years, he was a partner in the company. He left Seguso in 1963. From 1964-1966 he led the artistic glass division of the Società Veneziana di Conterie e Cristallerie. Poli died in 1984. A number of his works are in the Murano Glass Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, and MoMA in New York. There is an internal micro chipping, shown in the photo.

Details

  • Attributed to
    Flavio Poli (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.76 in. (7 cm)Diameter: 3.94 in. (10 cm)
  • 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. Minor losses.
  • Seller Location
    Roma, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3067320633482

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Roma, Italy
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