This lovely handblown Italian Murano Glass torso vase is from the 1980’s. The shapely sculptural vase was artfully crafted using the Sommerso glass technique. Made of red and black stripes, the female form has a white interior and is completely encased in clear glass. This makes the art glass vase very heavy. The bold colors have a tiger stripe appearance which adds to the curve and shape of the female body.
Although this was handmade as a vase, it appears to have never been used as such. As a decorative piece of art glass it is very striking. Perfect on a table top or displayed as sculpture on a pedestal. I have also seen one of these used as a base for a table lamp.
Did you know…
Murano Glass, also known as Venetian Glass, is believed to have been around since the 13th century. This exquisite Italian glass is usually hand-made blown glassware. Each piece is crafted using special methods and techniques still in use today. They are considered to be works of art and are highly collected.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
MATERIALS: Handblown Sommerso glass.
CONDITION: Very nice condition with wear consistent with age and use.
HEIGHT: 13.75 in. ( cm)
WIDTH: 6.5 in. ( cm)
DEPTH: 4.5 in. ( cm)