This MAGNIFICENT yellow and gold-infused bullicante glass bowl | trinket dish | ash receiver by Archimede Seguso, almost universally attributed to a c.1930s/40s design by Flavio Poli because of its inclusion in Leslie Pina's 20th Century Glass, indeed bears the signs of Seguso's alchemy. This round glass bowl sculpted with organically shaped bumps on the exterior, is done in a clear crystal bullicante glass festooned with wispy swirls of yellow and a light but dense layer of gold aventurine. It's magical— and very unusual.
I noted two small and light cranberry dots on the bowl's interior--I first thought they were made by a magic marker until I realized they were buried deep within the glass. As the color of cranberry glass is created by adding real gold into the mix; my best guess is that there was a tiny bit of unintended alchemy involved in the production of this beauty. (It doesn't affect the display or value of this piece--and you'll have to hold the bowl up to strong direct light to even spot them.)
Dimensions: 5" diameter, 2.25" tall
Condition: Excellent, significant age-appropriate wear on base
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