Murano sommerso glass GEODE. Small bowl/ashtray/dish, turquoise aqua & ruby red. Italian cased art glass mid-century. Vintage/retro teardrop

Murano sommerso glass GEODE. Small bowl/ashtray/dish, turquoise aqua & ruby red. Italian cased art glass mid-century. Vintage/retro teardrop


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Vintage from the 1960s


Glass, Floating colour, Aqua glass, Sommerso glass, Ruby red glass


Height: 3 Centimetres; Width: 8 Centimetres; Depth: 9 Centimetres

A small and beautifully formed Murano (Italy) geode from the 1970s or so, in a typical vintage Murano colourway.

Thick art glass with a vivid red inner well, in an asymmetric rounded teardrop or heart or triangular shape. Glass around the rim is around 1.5cm thick. Flat polished geode rim, like it's been cut in half. Flat polished base as you'd expect for quality Murano. Subtle aqua turquoise outer sommerso, cased in clear, with a deep red inner. A beautiful colourway. It would have been intended as a fancy ashtray back in the day.

Lovely example - collectable and displayable. Being small and handmade/blown by an artist there are irregularities from time of manufacture - the inner and outer rims have imperfections from being cut and shaped, see photos.

Roughly 9 x 8 x 3cm. Weighs a small 250g. A petite chunk of vintage art glass. No noticeable chips or surface marks. The flat polished base is perfect, and the outer surfaces and flat rim are excellent. It has a couple of very very tiny bites along the angled outer rim - being a small geode, any tiny imperfections are more noticeable on these macro photos. Only mentioned for accuracy - you can't see them unless you look very very closely in the light.

I'd give it a 9/10 - very good for the age, displayable, collectable and unusual.

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Estimated delivery: Jan 24 - 27
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