MONUMENTAL MURANO Glass Shell Centerpiece | Bowl | Sculpture Aventurine Sommerso Swirl


You're looking at a SPECTACULAR XL Murano glass shell centerpiece that will take your breath away! At about 12" long and 8" wide, this amazing sparkling sculpture weighs in at OVER 13 pounds! It's done in a translucent pink and then clear glass with gold aventurine spirals embedded deep inside. I couldn't begin to guess what furnace produced this beauty--I've simply never come across anything like it before! (I surmise Murano because of the techniques and materials used.)

While this heavy piece would be expected to come with significant base wear no matter what its vintage, various other signs of wear (the occasional scratch or tiny fleabite) are also consistent with the mid-century period. Given the sheer size and beauty of our glass shell, it'll take you some time and a great eye to find any of these.

ps. I've just found the same design ascribed to Seguso Vetri D'Arte but will try further to verify.

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With GLASSpheme’s ridiculously large selection, you’ll find the perfect piece for your décor—or your special person.

Dimensions: ~12" long x ~9" wide, 6.25" tallest
Condition: Very Good, with significant base wear, fleabite on underside, and some bubbles, embedded ash (from production).

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