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Green and Yellow Murano Sommerso Glass Vase by Flavio Poli

Italy 1960s.


This ashtonishing green Murano Glass vase with a touch of yellow color by the Italian Designer Flavio Poli is the absolute eyecatcher for every modern home. In the years between 1950 and 1960, Poli designed a series of sommerso glass pieces which were awarded prestigious prizes (Compasso d‘Oro). Poli died in 1984. A number of his works are in the Murano Glass Museum and MoMA in New York.

This unique piece was made with the well-known Sommerso technique which was developed in Italy in the 1950s and is very famous today. This glass that is overlaid with a thick layer of colorless or other colored glass. The first objects were made in the second half of the 1930s by Carlo Scarpa for the Venini & C. manufactory. He used layers of colorless glass that included bubbles or gold leaf and covered them with a layer of glass two centimeters thick. This technique was taken up by many other manufacturers, which achieved very different results with it.


Designer: Flavio Poli

Materials and Techniques: murano glass; hand-crafted

Place of Origin: Italy

Date of Manufacture: 1960s

Period: 1960-1969

Height: 15,4cm, Width: 4,5cm, Depth: 4,5cm

Condition: Good, consistent with age and use. Some signs of wear.

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