Huge Circa 1970s or early 1980s Vintage Mandruzzato Murano Italy Faceted Sommerso Triple Color Cased in clear glass vase. This work of Murano art glass in Modernist design has been crafted using the Sommerso technique and shaped into the unmistakable faceted form designed by Mandruzzato.
Sommerso Literal translation'submerged' in Italian is the technique and form of Murano art glass that features two or more layers of contrasting colors before a final encasing in an often clear outer layer of glass. The layers are created by dipping coloured glass into molten glass and then blowing the combination into a desired shape. Sommerso was developed in Murano during the late 1930s and Flavio Poli was known for using this technique and it was made popular by Seguso Vetri d'Arte and the Mandruzzato family in the 1950s. This particular piece has twelve facets to its geometric form and bears a vibrant emerald green at its core that is outlined in a layer of golden amber and a further layer of ice blue then encased in clear glass.
It is 12 tall and in excellent vintage condition with some light scratches on the surface and a few water marks on one of the inside walls of the vase which could easily be polished out. All wear is commensurate with its age, size, and weight (6 lbs 14 ozs). The glass is crystal clear without any cloudiness and appears to have been seldom used.
The item "Vintage Mandruzzato Murano Italy Faceted Sommerso Triple Color Cased Vase 12 T" is in sale since Sunday, June 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Italian".
The seller is "glassman99" and is located in Franklin, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.