|

Picture Information

VTG-Blue-Green-Sommerso-Millefiori-Murano-Blown-Art-Glass-Bowl-Ashtray-Italy
Image not available
Mouse here to zoom in
Have one to sell? Sell it yourself

Details about  VTG Blue & Green Sommerso Millefiori Murano Blown Art Glass Bowl Ashtray Italy

VTG Blue & Green Sommerso Millefiori Murano Blown Art Glass Bowl Ashtray Italy

Seller information

100% Positive Feedback

Item information

Item condition:
--not specified

In very good vintage condition, with a few minor nicks on underside (photo 11), and 2 tiny pin-sized

... Read more
Price:
US $179.00
Approximately £104.90(including postage)
Best Offer:
 
Make offer
Loading...
Resume making your offer if the page doesn't update immediately.
 
2 watchers
 
100% positive feedback
Best Offer available
Postage:
US $64.30 (approx. £37.68) USPS Priority Mail International | See details
International items may be subject to customs processing and additional charges.  help icon for delivery - opens a layer
 
Item location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
 
Posts to:
Worldwide See exclusions
Delivery:
Please allow additional time if international delivery is subject to customs processing.
Payments:
International shipping and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. Learn More- opens in a new window or tab
Returns:
14 days money back, buyer pays return postage See details
Protection:
eBay item number:
301168876257
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.
Last updated on  24 Jun, 2014 18:07:10 BST  View all revisions
Seller notes: In very good vintage condition, with a few minor nicks on underside (photo 11), and 2 tiny pin-sized black dots in concave part of bowl (photo 12)

formula1monaco collectibles

Visit my eBay Shop  


Click Here. Double your traffic. Get Vendio Gallery - Now FREE!


VTG Blue & Green Sommerso Millefiori Murano Art Glass Bowl Ashtray Italy

Presented for your consideration we are pleased to offer this stunning, handmade, rounded square shaped, heavy Italian sommerso millefiori Murano art glass bowl / ashtray. (see below for explanation of terms)

  • Beautifully blown in a square shape with soft rounded corners, and a flat base, colored in clear, green, and blue
  • Measures 5 3/4" (15cm) Square x 2 1/2" (6.5cm) High
  • Quite thick and heavy, weighing 2 lb 8oz
  • In very good vintage condition, with a few minor nicks on underside (photo 11), and 2 tiny pin-sized black dots in concave part of bowl (photo 12)
  • Please look at all photos as they are an integral part of description

This is a wonderful addition to any room or decor, perfect for use as a cigar ashtray, and we are happy to offer it to market for your pleasure.

MURANO GLASS

Murano glass is a famous product of the Venetian island of Murano. Located off the shore of Venice, Italy, Murano has been a commercial port as far back as the 7th century. By the 10th century, the city had become well-known for its glassmakers, who created unique Murano glass. While Murano glassmakers have settled and operate elsewhere, some say authentic Murano glass is fabricated only in Murano.

Sommerso (lit. "submerged" in Italian), or "sunken glasses", is a form of artistic Murano glass that has layers of contrasting colors (typically two), which are formed by dipping the object in molten glass; the outermost layer, or casing, is often clear. Sommerso was first developed in Murano during the late thirties and was made popular by Seguso d'Arte in the fifties. This process is a popular technique for vases, and is sometimes used for sculptures.

It is believed that glassmaking in Murano originated in 9th century Rome, with significant Asian and Muslim influences, as Venice was a major trading port. Murano’s reputation as a center for glassmaking was born when the Venetian Republic, fearing fire and destruction of the city’s mostly wooden buildings, ordered glassmakers to move their foundries to Murano in 1291. Murano glass is still interwoven with Venetian glass.

Murano's glassmakers were soon the island’s most prominent citizens. By the 14th century, glassmakers were allowed to wear swords, enjoyed immunity from prosecution by the Venetian state, and found their daughters married into Venice’s most affluent families. However glassmakers were not allowed to leave the Republic. Many craftsmen took this risk and set up glass furnaces in surrounding cities and as far afield as England and the Netherlands.

By the end of the 16th century, three thousand of Murano island's seven thousand inhabitants were involved in some way in the glassmaking industry.

Murano’s glassmakers held a monopoly on quality glassmaking for centuries, developing or refining many technologies including crystalline glass enamelled glass (smalto), glass with threads of gold (aventurine), multicoloured glass (millefiori), milk glass (lattimo), and imitation gemstones made of glass. Today, the artisans of Murano are still employing these century-old techniques, crafting everything from contemporary art glass and glass figurines to Murano glass chandeliers and wine stoppers.

Today, Murano is home to a vast number of factories and a few individual artist's studios making all manner of glass objects from mass marketed stemware to original sculpture. The Museo Vetrario (Glass Museum) in the Palazzo Giustinian, which holds displays on the history of glassmaking as well as glass samples ranging from Egyptian times through the present day.

Murano Glass was produced in great quantities in the 1950s and 1960s for export and for tourists.

Special tools are essential for Murano artisans to make their glass. Some of these tools include borselle(tongs or pliers used to hand-form the red-hot glass), canna da soffio(blowing pipe), pontello (an iron rod to which the craftsman attaches the object after blowing in order to add final touches), scagno(the glass-master's workbench) and tagianti (large glass-cutting clippers).

«««««

WE GO TO GREAT LENGTHS TO BRING A VAST ARRAY OF THE FINEST AND UNIQUE COLLECTIBLES TO MARKET FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT AND PLEASURE.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS. IF YOU NEED ANY ADDITIONAL PICTURES, PLEASE LET US KNOW.

PLEASE VISIT OUR STORE formula1monacocollectibles TO SEE OUR MAGNIFICENT INVENTORY http://stores.ebay.com/formula1monaco-collectibles

WHENEVER WE SELL HIGH-END ELECTRONICS OR FRAGILE COLLECTIBLES, WE TAKE GREAT CARE IN THEIR PACKAGING, AND INSURE THEM FOR THEIR VALUE, SO IF THE ITEM YOU ARE BIDDING ON FALLS INTO THIS CATEGORY, THAT IS THE REASON FOR THE MODEST HANDLING FEE. WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT IS HOW YOU WOULD PREFER IT.

100% FEEDBACK IS OUR GOAL. PLEASE, IF YOU CANNOT LEAVE US (5) STARS ON ALL FEEDBACK RATINGS, INCLUDING:

· ITEM AS DESCRIBED

· COMMUNICATION

· SHIPPING TIME

· SHIPPING AND HANDLING CHARGES

*PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS ADD APPLICABLE SALES TAX.

PLEASE CONTACT US SO WE MAY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RESOLVE ANY ISSUES, PROBLEMS, OR DISCREPANCIES.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO CALL US AT (267) 241-7074.

PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR OTHER ITEMS IN OUR EBAY STORE AS WELL.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT PRIOR TO UTILIZING ANY VINTAGE ELECTRONICS (i.e. photographic, audio, video, etc) FOR ACTUAL USE THAT THEY BE TAKEN TO A PROFESSIONAL TO BE PROPERLY INSPECTED AND/OR SERVICED IF YOU ARE NOT AN EXPERT. WE ARE NOT EXPERTS IN ELECTRONICS, AND THEREFORE CANNOT IN GOOD CONSCIENCE OFFER ANY WARRANTIES NOR GUARANTEES WITH RESPECT TO FUNCTIONALITY. THIS IN NO WAY IMPLIES THAT OUR ITEMS ARE NOT PERFECT…WE SIMPLY ARE NOT EXPERTS. WE DO OUR BEST, AND ARE OFTEN OVERLY CRITICAL IN OUR DESCRIPTIONS, SO THAT YOU ARE HOPEFULLY ULTIMATELY PLEASANTLY SURPRISED WITH YOUR PURCHASE.

WE ARE HAPPY TO COMBINE SHIPPING ON MULTIPLE ITEMS TO SAVE YOU $$$.

DUE TO THE EXTREMELY HIGH VALUE OF CERTAIN ITEMS, WE WILL ONLY SHIP VIA USPS GLOBAL EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL, TO ENSURE PROPER TRACKING AND DELIVERY CONFIRMATION.

WE WELCOME INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS, HOWEVER, WILL NOT SHIP TO BOSNIA OR CROATIA, DUE TO ISSUES WITH TRACKING.

AS A MATTER OF LAW, ETHICS, AND INSURANCE, WE WILL NOT UNDERVALUE ITEMS ON CUSTOMS FORMS, SO PLEASE DO NOT ASK US TO DO SO. 

GOOD LUCK, AND ENJOY !!!

«««««

Questions and answers about this item

No questions or answers have been posted about this item.




Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

Postage and packaging

Item location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Postage to: Worldwide
Excludes: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Republic of
Domestic dispatch time
Will usually dispatch within 1 working day of receiving cleared payment[newWindowTxt].

Returns policy

After receiving the item, cancel the purchase within
Refund will be given as
14 days
Money back
The buyer is responsible for return postage costs.
Return policy details
Returns are gladly accepted within 14 days if item significantly differs from description and is returned in the precise condition as when it was shipped.
Most Buy It Now purchases are protected by the Distance Selling Regulations, which allow you to cancel the purchase within seven working days after the day you receive the item. Find out more about your rights as a buyer - opens in a new window or tab and exceptions - opens in a new window or tab.

Payment details

Payment method Preferred/Accepted  
Credit or debit card through PayPal
PayPal preferred
 
time left
Current bid amount
+
Postage amount
Bid count
time left
current bid
postage & packaging
bids
Approximately:
Current bid amount Approximately:
Postage amount Approximately:
Import charges:
Import charges:
(estimated and based on max bid)
Your bid amount
Approximately:
Approximately:

or

Your current max bid:
(Approximately:)
Increase your chances of winning by setting a higher bid now.
Let eBay place automatic bids for you  This opens an help overlay dialog about automatic bidding.
How does automatic bidding work?
As other bids come in, eBay will automatically raise your bid in small amounts, up to your limit. Learn More. - opens in a new window or tab
Close button. This closes the help overlay dialogue.
, up to
By submitting your bid, you'll be contractually committing to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder.
By submitting your bid, you're committing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. You've read and agree to the Global Postage Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount.
By clicking Confirm, you commit to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder.
By clicking Confirm, you're committing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder and have read and agree to the Global Postage Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase your maximum bid amount.
Tell us what you think 
We've made a few changes to bidding.
Were these helpful?
Loading...
Bid layer is updating the contents.
Resume bidding, if the page doesn't update immediately.
d
h
m
s
day
hour
hours
Free P&P
See item description
Approximately:
(Enter ##1## or more)
(Enter more than ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
You've been outbid. Don't let it get away - place another bid.
You've been outbid by an automatic bid placed earlier by another bidder.
You're the highest bidder on this item!
You're the first bidder on this item!
You're the highest bidder on this item, but you're close to being outbid.
This auction is almost over and you're currently the high bidder.
You're the high bidder on this item, but the reserve price hasn't been met yet.
You've been outbid by someone else.
You can still win! Try bidding again.
You've been outbid by someone else's max bid.
You can still win! Try bidding again.
Your bid wasn't accepted because it's the same as someone else's bid.
Try raising your max bid.
You're the highest bidder!
To increase your chances of winning, try raising your bid.
You're the first bidder. Good Luck!
You're still the highest bidder!
You increased your max bid to
Please enter your bid again.
Enter a valid amount for your bid.
Enter a bid that is the minimum bid amount or higher.
You have to bid at least
Sorry, you can't lower your maximum bid once it's placed.
This seller requires the buyer to have a PayPal account to purchase this item. Get a PayPal account here .
Your bid is the same as or more than the Buy it now price. You can save time and money by buying it now.
Place bid
Review and confirm your bid
Bid confirmation
Increase maximum bid
Time left:
Current bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Increase your maximum bid:
By clicking 1 Click Bid, you are agreeing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. Learn moreabout 1-click bid - opens in a new window or tab
day
hour
min
sec
days
hours
mins
secs
(approximately ##1##)
Winning bid:
Starting bid:
Close
Congratulations The auction has ended and you're the winner.
The auction has ended, but the reserve price was not met.
Sorry, the auction has ended and you were outbid.
Good news, you're the highest bidder.
Sorry, you've been outbid.
You're the highest bidder, but the reserve price has not been met.
Please enter a higher amount than the current bid.
Maximum bids cannot be lowered once submitted.
Please enter a valid number.