Uranium Poli Seguso Vetri D'arte Submerged Murano Sommerso Crystal Glass Ashtray
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Uranium Poli Seguso Vetri D'arte Submerged Murano Sommerso Crystal Glass Ashtray:
Uranium Poli Seguso Vetri D'Arte Submerged Murano Sommerso Crystal Glass Ashtray Description
A very stylish and big sized submerged sommerso uranium space vessel glass geode ashtray. The inner glass is submerged with a orange/red colour and a very bright reflecting yellow. The glass changes colour to a bright green and glows when placed under ultra violet light. Glass designed ashtrays like this are normally attributed to designers such as Flavio Poli Seguso Vetri D'Arte from the 1950s/60s period. A very fashionable piece of art glass 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: 130mm (13cm) across / 54mm (54cm) in height.
Condition: Very Good condition / no chips / no cracks / Only areas you can feel rather than see. Glass designs of this type will always have some surface marks with age and usage over the years but not neccessarly damage. Pin end sized marks to outer glass.
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