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Small Murano Bubble Glass Ashtray

R200.00

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Small Murano Bubble Glass Ashtray

R200.00

Today’s bubble glass Murano ashtray is a bit unusual, in that you normally see this style of bowl in a bolder colour, whereas here the glass is almost clear, with just a hint of green. The design, which is very simple, is attributed to Veteria Artistica Galliano Ferro, a glass factory that was founded in 1955 and is still in operation today. Looking at the scratches to the base of our ashtray (as well as an imperfection on the inside of the glass – see photos), I’d guess that it dates to more or less when the glass works first started, but even with the wear and tear this is still a really sophisticated looking piece of glass, and one that’s fairly collectible – a cleaner version of this exact ashtray is currently for sale on www.1stdibs.com for an impressive $330 (R5000)!

Dimensions: 10cm in diameter x 4cm deep

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