Vintage Faceted Art Glass 4.5" Block Centrepiece | Made by Mandruzzato, in Murano, Italy | Sommerso Glass
Mandruzzato was established in 1934 by Benjamin Mandruzzato on the island of Murano, Italy. The company is family run and today, still in operation, is overseen by Benjamin's grandson, Alessandro Mandruzzato.
The company is well-known for their signature faceted sommerso block vases, originally launching in the 1950s.
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Measuring a 11cm tall and 18cm wide, this outstanding faceted glass block centrepiece certainly is something else with that WOW factor.
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 sky blue submerged in the clear glass.
It's in great to excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks or scratches. Some very light surface scratches, but nothing out of the ordinary at all.
This example is heavy too - coming in at 3kg!