Viartec Murano Style Selenium Red & Orange Spanish Glass Heart Bowl

Viartec Murano Style Selenium Red & Orange Spanish Glass Heart Bowl
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Product Number: WS13376

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Description

Here is a magnificent large 1950/60's Murano style Spanish freeform 'Selenium' glass heart shaped 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".

Please note: the plastic stand is for display purposes only and is not included.

Size

Measures approx 3 inches tall by 10.5 inches in diameter at widest point.

Condition

Excellent condition, no chips or cracks, just a few minor surface scratches and manufacturing air bubbles.

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