On Hold MASSIVE 23" Biomorphic Murano Sommerso Glass Platter/BOWL/Centerpiece

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The next time you're considering entertaining 100 of your closest friends and family, consider this spectacular and gargantuan 22-inch-in-diameter glass platter/bowl/centerpiece. We've never seen anything like it in this size--the only 22 inch blown glass platters available seem to be lightweight wall platters meant for hanging. You don't want to hang this. It weighs about 15 pounds.

Note the thick glob/swirls of crystal at the underside of the pure golden amber body and the surface drama it creates. This impossible-to-find piece screams Circa 1960s or 70s Murano (the base wear backs the age part anyway), but exhaustive searches turned up no conclusive attribution. Many other bowls or ashtrays with similar blobs have been attributed to Flavio Poli | Seguso, but if not for the fact that there is no visible signature, I'd say it has a Chalet or Jordan Imports vibe to it as well.

Please also note:

1) The platter top is a pure golden amber--I can't find a white surface large enough to photograph this without shadows so the photo suggests a shading that isn't there.
2) This piece is going to take some serious time to find a large enough box, so while it will ship within 4 days, I won't be able to get it out the next business day.

Dimensions: 23" in diameter x ~4" tall
Condition: Near perfect, with expected age-related base wear

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Reviews (1)


Beautiful piece of glass. Hats off to the packer, it made it in one piece.

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