This piece is a majestic Murano Sommerso art glass vase, the submersion or Sommerso has been executed masterfully, this is evidenced by the very small (both in size and number) air bubbles trapped in the glass as part of the production process.
The amber core at the base graduates to a rich red which fills the three lobes at the rim, the amber is further cased at the base by icy pale blue glass before the whole piece is cased in clear glass. But words are a poor way to describe this stunning piece, its best to see the photos for a description.
A fantastic piece of Mid Century design which would suit a room with Modernist, Mid Century or Retro inspired decor
Superb. No chips or cracks, only a few minute fleabites and movement scratches on the base which are commensurable with age, please see photos as part of condition report.
c. 15.5" / 40 cm tall by 5.5" / 14 cm wide across vases' widest points
Unpackaged weight: c. 1.9 kg / 1,853 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Flavio Poli (1900-1984) was an Italian artist, known for his designs in glass. Born in 1900, he was trained at the Istituto d'Arte di Venezia, then began work as a ceramicist. In 1934 he was appointed artistic director of Barovier, Seguso & Ferro (later Seguso Vetri d’Arte), where he devised a style of Sommerso 'submerged' glass, with several transparent layers, one over the other. Within three years, he was a partner in the company.
Poli left Seguso in 1963. From 1964 to 1966 he led the artistic glass division of the Società Veneziana di Conterie e Cristallerie. Poli died in 1984. A number of his works are in the Murano Glass Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, and MoMA in New York.
The Seguso family has been dedicated to the art of Murano glass in Venice since May 3, 1397. Seguso is one of the most esteemed, historical and respected glass manufacturers on the island, and among the largest glass furnaces in Murano, which has a few, homonymous furnaces.
Glass made by the Seguso furnace can be found in over 75 museums worldwide, such as MOMA in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Today, Seguso is known for its high end Venetian glass objects with glass being made for the Pope, Royalty and numerous luxury interiors throughout the world.