sold, to a Venetian collector
This Murano Glass modern expression is typical of the Flavio Poli vessel and animal designs for Seguso Vetri d'Arte in the 1940's and 1950's. There are many references to the modern forms with multiple sommerso layers of controlled bubbles and a generous layer of gold leaf by Flavio Poli. An identical form is documented in Leslie Pinas' book ARCHIMEDE SEGUSO on page 95, valued there at $500. -700. This fine modern expression is 7" in diameter, 2.75" tall. The bowl is in good condition with some evidence of wear, but considering its age and the wonderful optics resulting from the sculpted exterior, the multiple layers of bullicante bubbles, and the generous layer of gold leaf, the wear is barely noticeable and minor.