These BIG, brilliantly colored, and expertly executed Oball Glass pieces designed by Luigi Onesto are undeniably addictive, and no admirer of top quality Murano sommerso (or submerged) glass can resist! This heavy sculptural vase, shaped like a large inverted comma, is dominated by an intense cobalt blue, accented with pastel pink and green, and encased in thick crystal. The original Murano Vetreria Artistica OBALL sticker remains intact and with the exception of some light expected base wear (this beauty weighs nearly 7 lbs!), is in near-PRISTINE condition. Since its founding in 1982, Oball has been famous for some of Murano's most exquisite sommerso work in unprecedentedly MONUMENTAL proportions. This would make a magnificent gift that will appreciate in value over time (as all GOOD Murano glass does) to become a most treasured and admired heirloom. (In fact, one of the largest online retailers of Murano glass offers a slightly smaller version of this highly coveted design for over $800!)
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Dimensions: ~8.75" tall x 8.25" wide x ~4" deep
Condition: Minty with light base wear
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