This is a most attractive and very unusual rare Murano Sommerso futuristic looking art glass vase with 6 faceted polished sides. A very striking tri cornered block vase submerged with dark cranberry to the inner layer over what looks like gold/amber in 2 tones of colour. A beautiful and skillfully facet cut and polished shaped glass vase submerged with very nice attractive colours. A most impressive piece of mid 20th century glass design from Murano. We also have for sale a large block ashtray bowl in the same colours. Normally glass designs of this type are attributed to glass makers such as Mandruzzato from about the 1950s/60s period. A very fashionable piece of art glass originally made on the Island of Murano.
Sommerso is a term for a technique used to make coloured glass in all shapes and forms. The basic principle of sommerso involves submerging different colors beneath clear glass to form coloured glass creations that can include vases, sculptures and beads. Sommerso glass is known for its shine, color and dramatic effect.
The sommerso technique is unique. It features a solid colour 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. Coloured 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 colours contained in the design. Generally, the technique is achieved by dipping a solid glass object into a layer of molten glass.
Size: 200mm (20cm) in height / 80mm (8cm) across
Condition: The condition of this vase is very good and displays very well. No chips / no cracks / no bruises. Only thing to mention for a vase of this age are superficial microscopic surface marks you can feel on the fine edges. movement marks on the flat underside with usage over the years. Polishing finish from making process on inner rim. Needs internal clean. A very nice looking vase.
Weight: 1203 grams
We are happy to post worldwide.
The sale is for the 1 only vase as described and excludes any other items shown in the pictures.
Please always ask for correct and actual postage costs before bidding as the prices shown are only guide prices and not actual costs as prices vary worldwide. In some cases when buying more than 1 item the postage can be free depending on the value.
Postage: Our aim is to always charge actual postage and shipping costs and we will never charge for packaging materials as we strongly believe in re-cycling and re-using materials which in turn helps to keep a more greener and friendly environment and ultimately keep postage costs to the minimum. We are happy to also combine items to save on postage and shipping costs wherever possible. Please ask for actual costs before bidding.
Payment: we are happy to accept the following methods of payment: PayPal (which lets you pay by credit or debit card) in the following currencies: UK £, Euro, US $. Postal order or personal cheque in UK £ ; other currencies by negotiation provided the buyer pays the bank's conversion fee for all international. Bank transfers. UK bank transfers (BACS) are also welcome.
Other Important & Relevant Information: Once you receive your item(s) please check that you have the correct size and product. Always check for damage / faults. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase you are welcome to return the item to us within seven working days of the date of delivery for a full refund. Please note you will be responsible for the organization & cost of returning the item(s) and items must be returned in the same condition and packaging in which they were received. In the unlikely event that we have sent the wrong item or has damage or a fault then we will arrange for a replacement of the item(s) at our expense. 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 and exceptions .