1960s Murano Cenedese Vetri Uranium Glass Ashtray By Antonio Da Ros Perfect For Sale
1960s Murano Cenedese Vetri Uranium Glass Ashtray by Antonio Da Ros Perfect Description
A Futuristic looking submerged sommerso glass ashtray designed by Antonio Da Ros for the Cenedese Glassworks from the 1960s. Submerged with a mist blue over a very bright reflecting yellow colour to the clear glass. A very fashionable piece of art glass originally made on the Island of Murano.
Sommerso is a term for a technique used to make coloured glass in all shapes and forms. The basic principle of sommerso involves submerging different colors beneath clear glass to form coloured glass creations that can include vases, sculptures and beads. Sommerso glass is known for its shine, color and dramatic effect.
The sommerso technique is unique. It features a solid colour of molten glass fused with a second layer of clear glass that serves to preserve the color of the first layer without allowing it to fade into the second layer. Coloured layers of glass are sealed within layers of clear glass. Clear layers are blended together to create form and shape without degrading any of the colours contained in the design. Generally, the technique is achieved by dipping a solid glass object into a layer of molten glass.
Size: 70mm (7cm) in height / 90mm (9cm) across
Condition:The condition of this ashtray is near perfect and never used.
Weight: 849 grammes
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