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This is a very attractive vintage Murano Sommerso opal alabastro biomorphic geode glass ashtray. The glass is encased with a scoop of pale blue to the centre then a pale milky white to the outer layer within the glass body. A simple yet elegant piece of art glass from about the 1950s period and probably the work of Alfredo Barbini or the Seguso Glassworks. A very fashionable piece of art glass D'Arte. Original label on flat underside.
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. Sommerso 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: 104mm (10.4cm) across / 60mm (6cm) in height
Condition: The condition is very good with some surface and movement marks with usage over the years.
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All other glass objects shown in the pictures are not included in this sale, only the item mentioned in the title description only.