Giant Sized Submerged Murano Sommerso Art Glass Fish By Luigo Onesto Oball 8kg For Sale
Giant Sized Submerged Murano Sommerso Art Glass Fish by Luigo Onesto Oball 8kg
A very large & heavy example Murano Sommerso freeform glass fish sculpture submerged with multi sommerso colours of cranberry, purple, blue layered with a golden amber colour fading in to clear glass. The piece was designed and made by Luigi Onesto for Veteria Artistica Oball. A very fashionable piece of art glass originally made on the Island of Murano.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: 262mm (26.25cm) in height / 470mm (47cm) across
Condition:Top condition with only very light marks on the flat underside.
Weight: 7900 gramess (8kg)
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