Viartec Murano Style Selenium Red & Orange Spanish Glass Sculpture Bowl

Viartec Murano Style Selenium Red & Orange Spanish Glass Sculpture Bowl
click to enlarge, scroll down for more

Product Number: WS13342

 Sold / Reference 

Description

Here is a magnificent large 1950/60's Murano style Spanish freeform 'Selenium' glass sculpture bowl. In a stunning combination of ruby red glass encased in orange glass. Similar to uranium glass, but far less common, Selenium glass reacts when lit with UV light by glowing a bright orange or pink colour. This does not show up that well on camera, but is a lot brighter to the naked eye (although not as bring as the glow from uranium glass). A metalloid element, Selenium (Se) resembles sulphur, and is used in the production of glass to remove the green tinge and to make ruby-coloured glass.

Made by Viartec THF. Multiple examples from this range can be found online with labels that read "Viartec Hand Made in Spain".

Size

Measures approx 8 inches tall by 8 inches in diameter at widest point.

Condition

Has a couple of nibbles to the base rim edge, shown in final pictures, and a few minor surface scratches.

Spanish Glass On Ebay

Spanish Glass on eBay UK

As an eBay Partner, I may be compensated if you make a purchase.

As an eBay Partner, I may be compensated if you make a purchase.

Spanish Glass on eBay USA

As an eBay Partner, I may be compensated if you make a purchase.

As an eBay Partner, I may be compensated if you make a purchase.