This is a very unusual and elegant piece of mid 20th century Italian art glass from Muano, probably the work of Gino Cenedese glass works from about the 1960s period. Made with an interior scoop of white & yellow opalescent colours within a colourless crystal glass body. A beautiful looking glass object that is very pleasing to the eye. A very fashionable piece of art glass originally made on the Island of Murano.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: 162mm (16.2cm) across / 57mm (5.7cm) in height
Condition: The condition is very good with no detected damage. Movement marks to the flat underside.
Weight: 1528 grams
This is for the sale of the 1 only ashtray as described and excludes any other items shown in the pictures.
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