V. NASON "SILVER AVENTURINE" VASE
One of the fascinating, but sometimes disheartening, aspects of collecting 20th century design is realizing how much scholarship has yet to be done.
This silver aventurine vase, which is often misattributed to Seguso, was actually created by Vincenzo Nason.
His Murano-based glass studio, operated under several variations of his name from the late 1960's to the end of the 20th century.
Nason is known for creating both glass animal sculptures and more serious vessels using aventurine.
The process entailed rolling molten glass into metallic flakes (often copper, occasionally silver as we see here) and then having the form encased in crystal of various thicknesses.
While the technique is certainly impressive, we love the both austere and glam aesthetic this textured and brilliant internal surface
A great gift or an important addition to your collection of Italian glass.
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Italy, circa 1970