Large 1970s Murano Sommerso Glass Bowl/Ashtray
This is a wonderfully simple and elegant piece of mid-twentieth century Italian Sommerso (Italian for "submerged") Art Glass from Murano.
It is a biomorphic, rounded space-age geode ash tray or bowl, circa 1970-80, with a body of cranberry red glass encased in a layer of yellow, then a thin outer layer of clear glass.
This is a lovely piece, perfect for display or everyday use - a beautiful objet d'art.
Measures 15cms (6") across.
It is in very good condition, but there is age-related scratching to the base which is quite visible from above.
It will be very securely wrapped & will be sent fully insured. Domestic insured delivery £5 – E.U., £11, the U.S. & Canada - £16, Aus & NZ £18.
I will combine postage on everything you buy.
Who'll start the bidding at 1p?
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