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This is a very unusual large futuristic Murano Sommerso crystal glass ashtray submerged with multi sommerso colours of red, green, blue all encased within the glass body reflecting through the glass wonderfully with the light. The ashtray has the original early Murano label. A superb example of mid 20th century glass design. Normally glass designs of this kind are attributed to Flavio Poli/Seguso Vetri D'arte. A very fashionable piece of art glass originally made on the Island of Murano.
Sommerso is a term for a technique used to make colored glass in all shapes and forms. The basic principle of Sommerso involves submerging different colors beneath clear glass to form colored glass creations that can include vases, sculptures and beads. Simmers glass is known for its shine, color and dramatic effect.
The Sommerso technique is unique. It features a solid color of molten glass fused with a second layer of clear glass that serves to preserve the color of the first layer without allowing it to fade into the second layer. Colored layers of glass are sealed within layers of clear glass. Clear layers are blended together to create form and shape without degrading any of the colors contained in the design. Generally, the technique is achieved by dipping a solid glass object into a layer of molten glass.
Size: Just short of 55mm (5.5cm) in height /just slightly short of 150mm (15cm) across
Condition: The condition is very good and displays very well. No detected damage. You can feel surface marks you can feel with your finger tips commemorative with age. Movement marks on the flat underside with usage over the years. A very attractive looking glass ashtray for its age.
Weight: 919 grammes
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