Murano/Sommerso Faceted Neodymium Glass Block Bowl

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Murano/Sommerso Faceted Neodymium Glass Block Bowl
  • Product Number: WS07448
Product Number: WS07448

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Description

Here is a wonderful Venetian glass bowl made on the island of Murano, near Venice, Italy. Several Murano factories have made sommerso glassware in this faceted style, including Mandruzzato, Bucella Cristalli, Campanella, Oball, and V. Nason. Like with most sommerso glass, many inexperienced or untrustworthy sellers would attribute this to a Flavio Poli design for Seguso Vetri d'Arte, but there is no evidence that SVA ever made these (none shown in their factory catalogues, and none found with their labels) and plenty of evidence that other factories did. If other sellers that often make this mistake read this, please, fix your descriptions, and stop misleading your buyers. In a stunning combination of amber glass encased in an angular block of smoky blue/lilac glass, using the renowned Venetian sommerso technique. Contains very unusual and quite rare neodymium glass (also known as alexandrite glass), which changes colour according to different lighting conditions! The bowl appears smoky lilac in natural sunlight or yellow artificial light, and smoky blue in fluorescent/white light (see pictures)!This is due to the presence of neodymium oxide (Nd²O³) in the glass.

Size

No chips or cracks other than a few tiny fleabites, and a small area of restoration to one edge, possibly done at the factory. All shown in final pictures.

Condition

Excellent condition, no chips or cracks.

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