Viartec Murano Style Selenium Red & Orange Spanish Glass Sculpture

Viartec Murano Style Selenium Red & Orange Spanish Glass Sculpture
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Product Number: WS12441

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Description

Here is a magnificent large 1950/60's Murano style Spanish freeform 'Selenium' glass sculpture. 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 13.5 inches tall by 6.5 inches in diameter at widest point.

Condition

Has a couple of flake chips to the base rim edge, one which seems to have been partially ground out, see final pictures. Also a few small surface scratches.

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