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Murano glass mortar and pestle, Italy circa 1950’s

This is a Beautiful Art Glass Mortar and Pestle, made in Murano, Venice, Italy circa 1950’s / 60’s.

A Wonderful piece, the exact maker unknown but bearing the attributes of renowned makers AVeM, Seguso and Toso.
The mortar bowl has a fantastic organic form, beautifully curved like a shell. The outside is cased black glass, within the bowl are swirls of silver leaf inclusions and multicoloured Murrine canes.
The pestle has been created using the Sommerso technique with black glass encased in clear glass in a stretched twisted club-like form.

A Striking example showing the skill and craftsmanship of the master glassmakers of Murano.

Would make a Great addition to any collection of Murano / Art glass, and would complement any retro, vintage, mid century, modernist, minimal or contemporary interior.

Still bears the original foil label on the base ‘Genuine Venetian Glass Made in Murano Italy’.

The bowl is in Excellent Condition, some light age related wear on the base and in the pestle rest. Nothing to detract on display, the thin end of the pestle is rough, possibly from production, also doesn’t detract.

The mortar measures 13 x 12 x 5cm / 5 x 4.5 x 2in.

The pestle measures 10 x 2 x 1.5cm / 4 x 0.75 x 0.5in.

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Scavo Art Glass Vase, made by Seguso Vetri d’Arte, Murano, Venice, Italy circa 1970’s

This is a Beautiful Art glass vase, made by Seguso Vetri d’Arte, Murano, Venice, Italy circa late 1970’s.

A Wonderful minimal piece that showcases the craftsmanship and special techniques used by the master craftsman glassblowers of Murano.
Made using the Scavo technique this “frosted glass” was introduced in the 1950’s in order to obtain an archeological effect typical of objects found underground after a very long time.During blowing a mixture of several powders, by the glass artist
are fused at a temperature of about 800°C on the surface of the glass vase.

This aged rough look combined with the traditional form give the piece a Postmodern look, referencing the classical in a modernist contemporary way. Very minimal and space age!

A Stunning piece, it catches the light beautifully with a diffuse glow, would look stunning with bright flowers, or on its own as a sculptural piece of art glass.

Would complement any retro, vintage, minimal, modernist, postmodern, 70′;s, 80’s or contemporary styled interior.

In Excellent Condition no marks, chips or scratches, still bears the original Seguso label.

Measures 16 x 8 x 8cm / 6.25 x 3.25 x 3.25in.

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