This vivid and striking work of Murano art glass design brings with it beauty created by expert glass working techniques of the Onesto's La Vetreria Artistica Oball glassworks studio.
This handblown and sculpted piece of art glass showcases one of Oball's iconic colour combinations. Suspended at its centre is the vibrant drop of Scarlet red that is enveloped in a graduating Azure blue and translucent Dandelion yellow. The piece is finished in a clear glass casing that is created from the well-known technique Sommerso.
Superb. No chips, cracks or repairs. There is light use wear on the surface of the bottle which is not immediately visible and is commensurable with the age of the piece. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report.
Height: c. 3.5" / 9 cm x c. 3.7" / 9.3 cm wide (across widest point). Base diameter: c. 2.4" / 6 cm. Rim diameter: c. 1.2" / 3 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.7 kg / 729 g.
Bottle will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
One of the most famous makers of Italian Murano art glass is Luigi Onesto who was immersed in the art from the early age of 15. Onesto would go on to found his own art glass studio, Vetreria Artistica Oball, where he now works with his sons.
Onesto's work is characterised by his exceptionally skilled use of the Sommerso technique. Sommerso involves layering multiple colours of glass for a very distinctive and beautiful effect. It is not a simple process by any means and 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 colours) inside a single object, giving the illusion of “immersed” colours without mixing and a big drop of colour captured in clear glass.