This is the largest of the Murano glass that we bought recently, and probably one of the nicest pieces. It was made using the sommerso (submerged) technique, formed by dipping colored glass into another molten coloured glass and then blowing the glass into the desired shape. It’s also what’s referred to as geode glass, due to its resemblance to geode rocks – rocks or stones that have been sliced neatly in two. Geode bowls are meant to have a perfectly flat, wide rim – this bowl is slightly rounded, but most people still seem to refer to the style as geode, so I’m going with it! I’ve called it an ashtray, but in reality it could be used for anything. It’s quite a large piece – that combined with its shape, and the fantastic colours of the glass, make it a striking piece to have on display.
Dimensions: 5.5cm tall x 16.5cm long x 15cm wide