Absolutely stunning high-end Italian Murano glass box presumably designed by Alessandro Mandruzzato. This late mid-century (1960's - 1970's) designer piece breathes quality; it's hinged, it's heavy and showcases a gorgeously scooped'Sommerso' interior in the colour bright blue. It's in spectacular condition considering it's age.
No chips, cracks or obvious scratching to the heavy glass. I honestly seem to only be able to spot 1 very slight scratch mark. A very decorative floral border has been applied on top of the original gold tone mounting. As well as some ornamental feet to the bottom of the trinket. These additions make this an unique piece.This rare example of handcrafted Murano glass could be used to display ones jewelry or other prized possessions, or be shown as a true centerpiece. For an accurate display of the item's condition please take a close at the pictures. If you need to see more, feel free to contact me. The border shows traces of wear. You will be able to spot some signs of welding (as seen in the last picture) to the back of the box, and the border's backside (seen through the glass) appears slightly discoloured.
Some casting seams are visible on the feet. The technique used in this art glass piece is described as Sommerso, which in Italian literally means submerged. Several layers of glass (usually with different contrasting colours) are created inside a single object, giving the Illusion of immersed colours that lay on top of each other without mixing. This is quite recognizable: it is characterized by an outer layer of colourless glass and thick layers of coloured glass inside it, as if a big drop of colour had been captured inside the transparent glass. Height: 12.5 cm or 4.9 inches.Width: 18.5 cm or 7.3 inches. Depth: 12 cm or 4.7 inches.
Weight of this heavy box. 3670 grams or 130 ounces.The item "Murano Glass Sommerso Jewelry Box Unique designer piece Vintage 1960s" is in sale since Tuesday, January 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Italian". The seller is "mqnocle" and is located in Tilburg. This item can be shipped worldwide.