Vintage Murano glass "sommerso" ashtray
Universally regarded as one of the most prolific and capable designers of Murano glass vases and objects at large, Flavio Poli teamed up with some of the most influential and skilled glass producers of Murano to create timeless design pieces.
Amongst all his works, those that gained him the most fame are without doubt the "Sommersi", submerged in english, part of his production with Seguso. They are vases, ashtrays, paperweights characterized by the juxtaposition of vibrant colors in contrasting tones that generate a beautiful overall aspect: the collection earned him the Golden Compass, the most important award for italian designers, in 1954.
The present ashtray is indeed coming from the "Sommersi" collection, and perfectly represents the style of the celebrated designer. It is well preserved, with minor scratches visible throughout. It presents the expectable patina of a 50+ years old glass object.
It measures around 12 by 12cm and has a heigth of 4cm.