1960s Italian Murano Sommerso Modernist Sculpted Art Glass Neodymium / Alexandrite and D. Pink Dish

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1960s Italian Murano Sommerso Modernist Sculpted Art Glass Neodymium / Alexandrite and D. Pink Dish
1960s Italian Murano Sommerso Modernist Sculpted Art Glass Neodymium / Alexandrite and D. Pink Dish
1960s Italian Murano Sommerso Modernist Sculpted Art Glass Neodymium / Alexandrite and D. Pink Dish
1960s Italian Murano Sommerso Modernist Sculpted Art Glass Neodymium / Alexandrite and D. Pink Dish
1960s Italian Murano Sommerso Modernist Sculpted Art Glass Neodymium / Alexandrite and D. Pink Dish
1960s Italian Murano Sommerso Modernist Sculpted Art Glass Neodymium / Alexandrite and D. Pink Dish
1960s Italian Murano Sommerso Modernist Sculpted Art Glass Neodymium / Alexandrite and D. Pink Dish
1960s Italian Murano Sommerso Modernist Sculpted Art Glass Neodymium / Alexandrite and D. Pink Dish
1960s Italian Murano Sommerso Modernist Sculpted Art Glass Neodymium / Alexandrite and D. Pink Dish
1960s Italian Murano Sommerso Modernist Sculpted Art Glass Neodymium / Alexandrite and D. Pink Dish

THE ITEM

Presenting a superb work of Italian art glass in sculpted Modernist design. 

The form of this piece is elegantly simple in design, with the softly ridged curves providing an excellent canvas for the refraction of light. Placed in the path of sunlight, this piece will have coloured refraction's dancing on the walls. 

The glass primarily used is Neodymium, a rare chemical element that is incorporated into the glass during the crafting process. Neodymium is sometimes known as Alexandrite, which changes colour from lilac under incandescent light or daylight and blue under fluorescent, household lights. 

Cased within the centre of this piece is a rich core of deep, raspberry pink, diffusing seamlessly using the Sommerso technique.  

A BIT OF HISTORY

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

Excellent. There are no chips or cracks, there is evidence of mild use / age wear (predominantly in the form of movement marks on the base - please refer to photos as part of condition report. 

MEASUREMENTS

c. 2.6" / 6.5 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 6.7" / 18 cm in diameter (across body's widest point).

Unpackaged weight:  c.2.1 kg / 2,132 g

NOTES

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