Vintage Murano Sommerso Cranberry Glass Casket with Domed Lid
Dimensions:W: 13cm (5.1")H: 9cm (3.5")D: 9cm (3.5")
Vintage Murano Sommerso Cranberry Glass Casket with Faceted Domed Lid and Dore Bronze Mounts.
His Work Suddenly Became Famous Thanks to the Effect of Contrasting Sunken
Paolo Venini, Another Famous Glassmaker, Perfected the Technique around the Same Time, but it was Seguso d’Arte who Made it World Famous During the 1950’s.
One of the Most Common Techniques is Sommerso, which in Italian Literally Means “Submerged”.
This Technique is used to Create Several Layers of Glass (Usually with Different Contrasting Colours) Inside a Single Object, Giving the Illusion of “Immersed” Colours that Lay on Top of Each Other without Mixing.
This is Done by Uniting Different Layers of Glass through Heat and Repeatedly Immersing them in Pots of Molten Coloured Glass.
This Technique is Quite Recognizable: it is Characterised by an Outer Layer of Colourless Glass and Thick Layers of Coloured Glass Inside it, as if a Big Drop of Colour had been Captured inside the Transparent Glass.