"Bulicante" is a particular type of Murano glass, invented by Flavio Poli and Archimede Seguso in the 1930s. The included bubbles are obtained by coating a thin layer of glass on a mold with applied metal spikes, thus creating small holes. Then, the application of a second layer seals these holes creating bubbles.
Bulicante glass knew a great popularity throughout the twentieth century, being used by designers the likes of Flavio Poli himself, Carlo Scarpa and Ercole Barovier.
The present ashtray, shaped like a shamrock, is crafted in a beautiful hue of acquamarine glass. Massive and smooth, it measures around 17 by 17cm and has a heigth of 6cm. It is preserved in very good condition, with just the expectable cosmetic wear of a 50+ years old glass object. It has no dents, cracks or structural damage.