Vintage Art Glass Perfume Bottle | Oball Murano Sommerso Glass, Designed by Luigi 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 Luigi Onesto.
We're lucky to have one of his famous perfume bottles up for grabs. These iconic pieces are highly collectible and make a stunning addition to any glass collection.
Measuring 13cm tall and 13cm wide, this perfume bottle 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 blue and green submerged in the clear glass. It is also signed on the base by Luigi himself.
It's in good vintage condition and does show some wear, albeit almost hidden - the internal rim of the bottle has some nicks, and the stopper has some chips on the end of it. Hidden as you can't see them when the stopper is in place.
There are some bubbles in the glass from manufacturing, as often seen in these types of pieces.