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Beautiful vintage handmade Murano glass sculptural vase or bowl. Sommerso technique resulting in a two tone finish of green and amber. Most likely made by the Cristallo Venezia CCC glassworks due to the star shaped base.  Dated 1950s-1960s.

Murano Sommerso Glass Decorative Vase / Bowl

  • Stunning piece of Italian Murano glass from the mid 20th century.  This vintage glassware would make a fabulous decorative accessory on a mantelpiece, shelf or side table.

    Excellent condition - no chips and very little surface wear visible.

    Displays beautifully.

    The Sommerso technique was originally developed in the 1930's by Antonio Da Ross. Sommerso (Italian for "submerged") is the Murano glassmaking technique of creating two or more layers of contrasting glass without the colours mixing together - in this instance green and amber. It is formed by dipping coloured glass into molten glass of a different colour, before blowing the glass into the required form.

    During the 1950's the Sommerso style became world famous due to the work of Flavio Poli, artistic director of Seguso Vetri d'Arte. There have since been many other factories in the Murano region which have made pieces in this style, and as such it is difficult to be certain of the manufacturer without labels or signatures present as is the case with this piece. Other well known manufacturers that have produced glassware in the Sommerso style include Mandruzzato, Galliano Ferro, Formia, Oball, Arte Nuova and Luigi Onesto.

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