1960s Italian Murano Cranberry Pink Sommerso Star Twist Cased Glass Dish

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1960s Italian Murano Cranberry Pink Sommerso Star Twist Cased Glass Dish
1960s Italian Murano Cranberry Pink Sommerso Star Twist Cased Glass Dish
1960s Italian Murano Cranberry Pink Sommerso Star Twist Cased Glass Dish
1960s Italian Murano Cranberry Pink Sommerso Star Twist Cased Glass Dish
1960s Italian Murano Cranberry Pink Sommerso Star Twist Cased Glass Dish
1960s Italian Murano Cranberry Pink Sommerso Star Twist Cased Glass Dish
1960s Italian Murano Cranberry Pink Sommerso Star Twist Cased Glass Dish
1960s Italian Murano Cranberry Pink Sommerso Star Twist Cased Glass Dish
1960s Italian Murano Cranberry Pink Sommerso Star Twist Cased Glass Dish
1960s Italian Murano Cranberry Pink Sommerso Star Twist Cased Glass Dish
1960s Italian Murano Cranberry Pink Sommerso Star Twist Cased Glass Dish

THE ITEM

This eye-catching piece of Murano art glass cuts through the air with its graceful twists and sharp angles, coupling a bright shade of cranberry pink with a Sommerso clear glass casing.

The base of the bowl starts as a six-pointed star, but quickly blossoms and twirls into an almost floral form. The bright pink glass is encased in a clear layer that creates a colour-changing effect dependent on the angle of view and the refraction of light through the piece.

A BIT OF HISTORY

Sommerso

Sommerso is one of the most commonly known Murano techniques, which in Italian literally means “submerged”. This technique is used to create several layers of glass (usually with different contrasting colors) inside a single object, giving the illusion of “immersed” colours without mixing. The different layers of glass is put through heat, repeatedly immersing them in pots of molten coloured glass. This technique is easily recognisable; characterised by an outer layer of colourless glass and thick layers of coloured glass inside it. The effect is as if a big drop of colour had been captured inside the clear glass.

CONDITION

Fair, no cracks. Use wear is present, such as scratches on the inside and some around the base. Two minor "fleabites" on the corners of the base (final photo). Please see photos as part of condition report.

MEASUREMENTS

c. 3.5" / 9 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 5.5" / 14 cm in diameter.

Unpackaged weight:  1 kg / 1,043 g

NOTES

Dish will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.