Whoa! You can't buy your own item.

Mid Century Modern Italian Hand-Blown Murano-Style Art Glass Bowl

Mid Century Modern Italian Hand-Blown Murano-Style Art Glass Bowl

Ask a question

$75.00

Rare find — there's only 1 of these in stock.

Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Materials: Murano Glass, Murano Italy, Italian Glass Bowl, Mid Century Glass, Mid Century Modern, Art Glass Bowl, Purple Glass Bowl, Green Glass Bowl, Hand Blown Glass, Glass Bowl, Heavy Glass Bowl, Free Form Glass, Vintage Glass

Shipping & returns

Get it fast! Ready to ship in 1–3 business days.
From Delaware, OH
No returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Description

This is a Mid 20th Century bowl that has a free-form shape and that is made in a style used by Murano, Italy glassmakers. It is purple, green, and white. It is also hand-blown and has a polished pontil mark on the underside. It does not have a maker’s mark.

By the 13th Century, glassmaking in Venice, Italy was a major industry. Near the end of that century, skilled glassmakers were banished from the city of Venice and compelled to live and work on the nearby island of Murano, because of the fires that their factory furnaces had often caused in the Venice and to prevent others from learning their glassblowing “secrets”. They were not allowed to leave the island, without a special pass. The middle of the 19th Century was a time of much innovation for Murano glass artisans, but the post-war decades of the 1950s and 1960s was their most glorious period. Hand-blown glass works, including bowls, vases, goblets, paperweights, and other decorative objects were produced. They were thick, had textured surfaces, were highly colorful (including with witty accents such as polka dots and stripes), had organic, twisted, pulled, and geometric shapes, and made abstract-expressionistic statements that were typical of the Mid Century Modern style. Today, Murano is well-known around the world, for its glassmaking industry and its highly collectible glass works of art.

This glass is 9 1/4 inches (at its widest point) by 2 3/4 inches (high). It is very thick and heavy, weighing about 2 pounds.

This item is in very good condition, with no chips or cracks. There are very small scratches on the polished pontil mark that is on the underside, as is to be expected on something of this age.

RETURNS AND REFUNDS

Please read the description and view the images, which are a part of the description. I will not accept a return, unless I made a material misstatement in describing the item or failed to disclose significant damage. In such an instance, if I am contacted within 4 days of the receipt of the item, I agree to accept a return, and the item is returned to me within 10 days of the receipt, I will provide a full refund and will also reimburse the buyer for reasonable return shipping costs (for which the method of return has been agreed upon, before the item is returned). If an item is damaged during the initial shipping, the buyer is responsible for communicating with (and submitting paperwork and proof of damage to) the shipper, so that a refund can be obtained. I will assist the buyer with obtaining compensation for the damaged shipment, to the extent that I am able to.
This is a Mid 20th Century bowl that has a free-form shape and that is made in a style used by Murano, Italy glassmakers. It is purple, green, and white. It is also hand-blown and has a polished pontil mark on the underside. It does not have a maker’s mark.

By the 13th Century, glassmaking in Venice, Italy was a major industry. Near the end of that century, skilled glassmakers were banished from the city of Venice and compelled to live and work on the nearby island of Murano, because of the fires that their factory furnaces had often caused in the Venice and to prevent others from learning their glassblowing “secrets”. They were not allowed to leave the island, without a special pass. The middle of the 19th Century was a time of much innovation for Murano glass artisans, but the post-war decades of the 1950s and 1960s was their most glorious period. Hand-blown glass works, including bowls, vases, goblets, paperweights, and other decorative objects were produced. They were thick, had textured surfaces, were highly colorful (including with witty accents such as polka dots and stripes), had organic, twisted, pulled, and geometric shapes, and made abstract-expressionistic statements that were typical of the Mid Century Modern style. Today, Murano is well-known around the world, for its glassmaking industry and its highly collectible glass works of art.

This glass is 9 1/4 inches (at its widest point) by 2 3/4 inches (high). It is very thick and heavy, weighing about 2 pounds.

This item is in very good condition, with no chips or cracks. There are very small scratches on the polished pontil mark that is on the underside, as is to be expected on something of this age.

RETURNS AND REFUNDS

Please read the description and view the images, which are a part of the description. I will not accept a return, unless I made a material misstatement in describing the item or failed to disclose significant damage. In such an instance, if I am contacted within 4 days of the receipt of the item, I agree to accept a return, and the item is returned to me within 10 days of the receipt, I will provide a full refund and will also reimburse the buyer for reasonable return shipping costs (for which the method of return has been agreed upon, before the item is returned). If an item is damaged during the initial shipping, the buyer is responsible for communicating with (and submitting paperwork and proof of damage to) the shipper, so that a refund can be obtained. I will assist the buyer with obtaining compensation for the damaged shipment, to the extent that I am able to.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars (4)

Payment options

Secure options
Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Etsy keeps your payment information secure. Etsy shops never receive your credit card information.

Returns & exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

You may also like

What’s wrong with this listing?

The first thing you should do is contact the seller directly.

If you’ve already done that, your item hasn’t arrived, or it’s not as described, you can report that to Etsy by opening a case.

Report a problem with an order

We take intellectual property concerns very seriously, but many of these problems can be resolved directly by the parties involved. We suggest contacting the seller directly to respectfully share your concerns.

If you’d like to file an allegation of infringement, you’ll need to follow the process described in our Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy.

Review how we define handmade, vintage and supplies

See a list of prohibited items and materials

Read our mature content policy

The item for sale is…