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Murano Sommerso Geometric Glass Star Bowl/ashtray, C.1960-70 For Sale

Murano Sommerso Geometric Glass Star Bowl/ashtray, C.1960-70

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Murano Sommerso Geometric Glass Star Bowl/Ashtray, C.1960-70

Murano Sommerso Glass Geode Star Bowl/Ashtray, 1960s

This is a wonderfully simple andelegant piece of mid-twentieth century Italian Sommerso (Italian for "submerged")Art Glass from Murano, made to a design popularised by Murano glass artist Flavio Poli for the Seguso Vetri d'Arte factory.

It is a geometric, star shaped space-age geode ash tray or bowl, made sometime around 1970, with a scoop of red glass encased in a layer of yellow, which is itself encased in a heavy, clear,facetted body. The base is ribbed to help protect the piece from damage and scatter the light throughout it.

Geometrically cut & polished, this is a verypretty piece, perfect for display or everyday use- a beautiful antique objet d'art.

For further examples & information, see Leslie Pina’s book, Italian Glass; Century 20 (ISBN-13 978-0764319297), which pictures similar pieces.


Measures12 cm (4.75") across, 6cm (2.5”) high.


Good, except for two adjacent chips on the inner rim (see photos - there are also a handful of tiny fleabites scattered about); this is a striking and usable example of the type.


It willbe very securely wrapped & protected. Domestic insured delivery £6 – E.U., £14, the U.S. &Canada - £17, Aus & NZ £19.

International buyers outsidethese areasplease contact for postage costs.

International buyers – Please note:

Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost.These charges are the buyer's responsibility.

About me

I have collected glass and ceramics, antiques and antiquities for many years, and my shop philosophy is to sell very good antiques at very low prices very quickly so I do not need to carry much stock; larger shops will charge much more, but take much longer than I do to make a sale. Each to their own, then - but that makes my prices ultra-low compared to a bricks-and-mortar antiques shop.

I try to describe everything I sell as honestly as possible, including any damage, issues, or attributions to a maker, in my descriptions. If you have any questions, a problem with a piece you’ve bought, or even further info on a piece I’m selling (always welcome!) please mail me. Please don’t ever leave negative or neutral response without speaking to me – we can always come to a solution.

Murano Sommerso Geometric Glass Star Bowl/ashtray, C.1960-70

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