Vintage Art Glass Fishtail Vase | Oball Murano Sommerso Glass, Designed by Michele Onesto
A lovely example of sommerso glass, made in Murano, Italy. This particular example was made by Oball, designed (and signed on the base) by Michele Onesto - the son of famous Luigi Onesto.
Measuring 14.5cm tall and 8.5cm wide, this fishtail vase certainly has a WOW factor to it.
Sommerso glass, made famous on the island of Murano, involves internally layering different coloured glass to get a submerged effect (the English translation of the Italian word, sommerso).
This example has royal blue and emerald green submerged in the clear glass.
It's in excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks or major scratches. There are some bubbles in the glass from manufacturing, as often seen in these types of pieces.