Murano Faceted Neodymium Sommerso Glass Block Vase

Murano Faceted Neodymium Sommerso Glass Block Vase
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Product Number: WS08671

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Description

Here is a wonderful Venetian glass vase, 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 smoky grey glass cased in a band of lilac / blue glass, which is further encased in an angular block of clear glass, using the renowned Venetian sommerso technique. The middle layer is made in very unusual neodymium glass (also known as alexandrite glass), which changes colour according to different lighting conditions. The vase appears 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

Measures approx 6 inches tall by 2 inches in diameter at widest point.

Condition

Excellent condition, no chips or cracks, just a few small surface scratches to one side.

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