This work of Murano art glass in Modernist design has been crafted using the Sommerso technique and shaped into the unmistakable faceted form designed by Mandruzzato.
Sommerso (Literal translation 'submerged' in Italian is the technique and form of Murano art glass that features two or more layers of contrasting colours before a final encasing in an often clear outer layer of glass. The layers are created by dipping coloured glass into molten glass and then blowing the combination into a desired shape. Sommerso was developed in Murano during the late 1930s and Flavio Poli was known for using this technique and it was made popular by Seguso Vetri d'Arte and the Mandruzzato family in the 1950s.
This particular piece has twelve facets to its geometric form and bears a vibrant ruby red at its core that is outlined in a layer of golden amber and a further layer of ice blue.
A BIT OF HISTORYMandruzzato was founded in 1956 on the island of Murano, Italy, by Luigi Mandruzzato. Luigi was joined by his son, Gianfranco Mandruzzato in 1965, who took over the running of the company two years later. The company initially made glass lighting fixtures before extending into a broader range. The firm is now run by Gianfranco's son Alessandro Mandruzzato.
Alessandro began working with glass at the age of 15 and has since become known as a Murano glass maestro specialising in the shaping and incision of cold glass. Alessandro's works have become part of collections in several galleries and private collections all over the world, including Milan, New York, Dubai, Saint Petersburg and Moscow.
Excellent. There is mild use wear (primarily in the form of movement marks on the underside of the vase base) that is commensurable with the age of the piece - please refer to photos as part of the condition report.
c. 9" / 23 cm tall (from base to rim) x c. 3.9" / 10 cm in width (across body's widest point). Base and rim diameter: c. 2.6" / 6.5 cm.
Unpackaged weight: 1.6 kg / 1,622 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.