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SOLD Turquoise Murano Sommerso Glass Vase by Flavio Poli

Italy 1960s.


This ashtonishing turquoise Murano Glass vase by the Italian Designer Flavio Poli is the absolute eyecatcher for any 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: 20cm, Width: 5cm, Depth: 5cm

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

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