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Vetreria Artistica Oball was founded in 1978 on the island of Murano, Venice, Italy, by Luigi Onesto, who had previously worked at Gambaro & Poggi since the age of 15. Luigi was later joined at the Oball factory by his sons, Fabio Onesto and Michele Onesto. Oball are best known for their very impressive, multi layered sommerso vases, bottles and other objects. The Oball factory identification code for the "Vetro Artistico Murano" certification is 004.

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SIGNED L. Onesto Oball Murano Blue Sommerso Glass Vase

A blue, turquoise and clear Murano multi-layered sommerso vase. Made by Oball, designed by Luigi Onesto, signed and labelled.

SIGNED L. Onesto Oball Murano Blue Sommerso Glass Vase

Signature reads "L Onesto, Murano".

SIGNED L. Onesto Oball Murano Blue Sommerso Glass Vase

Label reads "Vetreria Artistica Oball".

LABELLED Oball Murano Pink & White Sommerso Glass Geode Bowl

A pink, opaque white and clear Murano sommerso glass zig zag shaped geode bowl. Made by Oball, labelled.

SIGNED Oball Murano Pink & Black Sommerso Glass Owl Figurine

A black, pink and clear Murano sommerso glass owl sculpture. Made by Oball, signed and labelled.

Oball Murano Pink Cased Glass Fish Sculpture - Labelled

A pink and clear Murano sommerso glass fish sculpture. Made by Oball, labelled.

Oball Murano Pink + White Sommerso Glass Vase - Labelled

A pink, opaque white and clear Murano sommerso glass organic vase. Made by Oball, labelled.

Oball Murano Pink + White Sommerso Glass Vase - Labelled

A pink, opaque white and clear Murano sommerso glass organic vase. Made by Oball, labelled.

LABELLED Oball Murano Faceted Amber & Blue Sommerso Glass Block Bowl

An amber, blue, green and clear Murano sommerso glass faceted block ashtray bowl. Made by Oball, labelled.

LABELLED Oball Murano Faceted Amber & Blue Sommerso Glass Block Bowl

Label reads "Commerciale, Oball 2, Murano-Italy".

Oball Murano Black Glass Silver Leaf Bowl - Labelled

A black Murano glass ashtray bowl with silver leaf inclusions. Made by Oball, labelled.

Oball Murano Black Glass Silver Leaf Bowl - Labelled

Label reads "Oball 2, Murano, Made in Italy".

LABELLED Oball Murano Faceted Red & Amber Sommerso Glass Vase

A red, amber and clear Murano sommerso glass faceted block vase. Made by Oball, labelled.

LABELLED Oball Murano Faceted Red & Amber Sommerso Glass Vase

Label reads "Vetreria Artistica Oball, Murano".

LABELLED Oball Murano Pink & Black Sommerso Glass Teardrop Vase

A pink, black and clear Murano sommerso glass organic vase. Made by Oball, labelled.

LABELLED Oball Murano Pink & Black Sommerso Glass Organic Vase

A pink, black and clear Murano sommerso glass organic vase. Made by Oball, labelled.


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