It weights almost 7 lbs, about 3.5kg. Vase is 10" tall, at the widest part it is 5.75" across and 2.5 in depth. Vase is crafted from one solid piece, hand blown tree color glass, clear, blue and smoky topaz brown. You are able to see on my pictures that mid center is smoky tobaz, then blue stripe, ending with clear glass.
On one of my pictures(with stick) you can see how is structured empty space inside. Top is empty, than going down as a narrow making U turn toward up.Mid center(oval shape) is not empty, it is solid glass. No one side is cut glass, except bottom. I clean this vase, but it needs more cleaning to be absolutely clear. It is used, pre-owned vase, free of cracks, chips, hard scratches, hairlines... Overall condition is good with slight wear.
Vase is not signed so I could not tribute it to any artist. It has shape, colors and look of Costa Boda art glass. Possibly it is Flavio Poli Sommerso art glass. (see bottom text) This vase was bought from Washington DC collector estate during 80's.
I never used this vase as a flower vase. I try to post many pictures with different light including natural day light so you can see artistic colorful design. I presented this beautiful heavy vase sculpture to the best of my knowledge. Feel free to ask any additional question of additional pictures. Thanks for visiting my listed art.
One of the most common techniques is Sommerso, which in Italian literally means submerged. This technique is used to create several layers of glass (usually with different contrasting colors) inside a single object, giving the illusion of immersed colors that lay on top of each other without mixing. This is done by uniting different layers of glass through heat and repeatedly immersing them in pots of molten colored glass. This technique is quite recognizable: it is characterized by an outer layer of colorless glass and thick layers of colored glass inside it, as if a big drop of color had been captured inside the transparent glass. The item "Mid Century Modern Drop Shape Blue Smoky Topaz Murano Italian Art Glass Vase 10" is in sale since Thursday, April 30, 2020.
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