Vintage Faceted Art Glass 8" Block Vase | Made by Mandruzzato, in Murano, Italy | Sommerso Glass *RARE FIND*
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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A wonderful and RARE specimen - an incredible example of sommerso glass.
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 is a large 8" purple and turquoise sommerso rectangular block vase
It's in excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks or scratches. Very little surface wear; an exceptional piece!