GARGANTUAN 20+ lbs Luigi Onesto MURANO OBALL Sommerso Glass Centerpiece | Bowl | Vase


You're looking at the most magnificent MONSTER Luigi Onesto/Oball Glass sommerso glass centerpiece pretty much EVER. Oball's massive sommerso glass pieces are legendary and highly coveted and this one is absolutely the largest I've ever encountered. This is over TWENTY ONE pounds of solid glass! Standing about 7.5" tall, this monumental beauty is nearly 17 inches long and 7.5" deep. Luigi Onesto's (and Oball's) biggest claim to fame is its large-scale sommerso work and if you check out the close-up, you'll see how truly impressive and masterful Luigi Onesto's sommerso work is. Our stunner has no labels remaining, but is signed by Luigi Onesto, Murano Italy on the base.

Luigi Onesto founded Oball Glass in the early 1980s, around the same time Oggetti, the famed decor importer, began business. Oggetti, who has imported lots of Oball glass into the US over the years, probably imported this piece as well: the only other example I can find online of this piece has an Oggetti label.

See the rest of our gorgeous Oball glass here:

This rare and spectacular piece is an heirloom in the making. Hurry, before someone else snaps it up!

Dimensions: ~16.5" long x 7.5" tall x 7.5" deep; weighs over 21 lbs!
Condition: Minty, nearly perfect, with age-appropriate base wear

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