Large lion-prunted opaline glass vase, produced by Gino Cenedese & C., Murano, around 1955.
The vase is free-blown, of flattened form, and with an asymmetrical rim. The neck is decorated with an applied glass trail, and there are large embossed lion prunts to each side.
The surface of the glass has been decorated with an early example of scavo (emulating ancient 'excavated' glass), which is quite randomly applied, thickly concentrated in isolated patches whilst much of the rest of the glass is very lightly peppered with the effect. Additionally, the surface has been fumed with silver to create a strong iridescence.
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