Cesare Toso (Murano, Italy) Faceted Art Glass Neodymium 4" Block Vase
Faceted art glass block vases were produced by many manufacturers on the island of Murano, Italy, with the most popular and well-known being Mandruzzato.
Whilst the company is well-known for their exquisite pieces of highly sought after glass, they are by no means the only company that delivered such incredible pieces.
Most if not all of these faceted art glass block vases feature a layered colour submerged effect, known as as 'sommerso' (the Italian word for submerged), which was made famous on the island of Murano itself.
This particular piece was manufactured by Cesare Toso, confirmed as it has its original paper/foil label intact.
It measures approx 11cm tall and is excellent vintage condition, with no wear that we can see. It is made of neodymium (alexandrite) glass. Neodymium glass changes colour depending on the light; natural versus fluorescent light will change the colour from lilac to blue (as per the colour change in the pictures).