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V Nason Murano Sommerso Glass Geode Dish/ashtray, C.1970s/80s For Sale

V Nason Murano Sommerso Glass Geode Dish/ashtray, C.1970s/80s

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V Nason Murano Sommerso Glass Geode Dish/Ashtray, C.1970s/80s

V Nason Murano Sommerso Glass Geode Dish/Ashtray

This is a wonderfully simple &elegant piece of mid-twentieth century Italian Sommerso (Italian for "submerged")Art Glass from Murano, probably by the company V Nason (who were well-known for Sommerso vessels in this colour). It is a geometric, space-age geode ash tray or bowl, circa 1970-80, with a scoop of dark grey glass encased in a chunky clear square body.

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.


Measures8cm (3") on each side.


Very good – there is only age-related wear to the base. Displays very well indeed, and is also eminently usable. Please note, the damage in photo 8 (of the nibbles to the edge) happened after the other photos were taken, so the damage does not show on the other, earlier photos.


It willbe very securely wrapped & protected. Domestic insured for £6 – E.U., £12, the U.S. &Canada - £15, Australia, N.Z. and Japan, £17.

International buyers outsidethese areasplease contact for postage costs.

I will combine shipping on everything you buy.

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.

Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding or buying.

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.

V Nason Murano Sommerso Glass Geode Dish/ashtray, C.1970s/80s

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