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Large Murano Sommerso Vase - ID help pls
« on: February 17, 2007, 11:53:25 AM »
Hello everyone, as you probably know I'm out of my comfort zone with Italian glass (but learning quickly!).  I bought this a couple of months ago from a charity shop (it was fairly expensive but I liked it) and I've had it on display ever since.  A friend came around and enquired about it and I really didn't know what to say other than it's Italian, probably Murano, dating from the 1960's (ish) and the technique is called Sommerso.  I can confirm that it has a nice bit of base wear so I'm confident it's not new production and it's a biggie at over 12in tall.  With green glass at the top fading to a red/orange colour at the base and all thickly encased in clear glass, it's also very thin when turned sideways.  I see these types of vases on eBay and elsewhere on the net regularly described as Poli but I don't want to fall into that trap - how would you describe this if asked?  Photos below:-

 http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/pips-trip/IMG_7443.jpg
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/pips-trip/IMG_7439.jpg
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/pips-trip/IMG_7437.jpg

Thanks in advance for any help :-)


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Re: Large Murano Sommerso Vase - ID help pls
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2007, 01:24:57 PM »
Here is a clearer more daylight type copy of the first photograph (thanks David for correcting it for me - I took the photo last night in my living room, was being a bit lazy in not getting my lights out!)

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/pips-trip/Pip-freeform.jpg


 

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