Luigi Onesto
Pink Glass Perfumer Decanter and Sculpture, by Luigi Onesto Vintage Oggetti Italy Sommerso, c. 1980

1980
21.5 x 13.5 cm
glass
$550

Luigi Onesto is the most renowned Glass Artists of Murano, Italy. Born on the island to a family of glassmakers, Luigi was immersed in the art from an early age. As a teenager he honed his craft during his apprenticeship at Gambaro & Poggi, one of the oldest and leading glass making companies in Italy at the time. Once he had attained suitable skill he founded his own art glass studio, Vetreria Artistica Oball, where he now works with his sons.

Luigi’s work is characterised by his exceptionally skilful use of the sommerso technique. Sommerso involves layering multiple colours of glass for a very distinctive and beautiful effect. It is not a simple process by any means and in the hands of lesser artists the effect is often ruined by the presence of air bubbles between the layers. In the hands of a skilled artist like Luigi Onesto the end result is quite dazzling as you can see in the example to the right.

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  • Luigi Onesto
    Fishtail Glass Vase with Controlled Bubbles, Murano, Italy, c. 1970

    15 × 8 × 6 cm
    $600
  • Luigi Onesto
    Pink Glass Perfumer Decanter and Sculpture, by Luigi Onesto Vintage Oggetti Italy Sommerso, c. 1980

    21.5 × 13.5 × 7.5 cm

    SOLD

  • Luigi Onesto
    Tear Drop Vase with Controlled Bubbles, Murano, Italy, c. 1970

    16 × 8 × 6 cm
    $600

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