This vivid and striking handblown work of Modernist mid-century Murano art glass design brings with it beauty created by the expert Sommerso glass working technique.
This handblown and sculpted piece of art glass showcases a central well of Amber orange that graduates into the Scarlet red, heading upwards and outwards into the diverging winged tips. Cradling the central well is an encircling of Arctic blue The piece is finished in a clear glass casing with the rare feature of the twin hollows, creating the twin handles.
The combination of the colours and form give this piece the ability to create stunning and unmissable refractions when placed in the path of sunlight.
Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs. There is light use wear on the surface of the vase which is not immediately visible and most prominent on the underside of the vase. Light wear is commensurable with the age of the piece. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report.
Height: c. 8.9" / 22.7 cm x c. 3.7" / 9.5 cm wide (across widest point) x depth: c. 2.2" / 5.5cm. Base: c. 2.2" / 5.5 cm x c. 1.3" / 3.4. Rim c. 3.2" / 8.2 cm x c. 0.8" / 2 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.8 kg / 790 g.
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
The Sommerso technique was developed by Venetian glass artist Antonio Da Ross of Murano in the late 1930s, after successfully suspending contrasting but separate colours of glass. Recognition of Da Ross's work became well known and around the same time Paolo Venini perfected this technique, but it was Seguso d’Arte who made it world famous during the 1950s.
Sommerso involves layering multiple colours of glass for a very distinctive and beautiful effect. It is not a simple process by any means and is one of the most commonly known Murano techniques, which in Italian literally means “submerged”. This technique is used to create several layers of glass (usually with different contrasting colours) inside a single object, giving the illusion of “immersed” colours without mixing and a big drop of colour captured in clear glass.