Scavo Urn Vase

Luigi Mellara, c.1980

Vetreria Luigi Mellara, Italy

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Thick-walled urn-shaped glass vase in the Roman style, designed by Luigi Mellara for his own Murano glassworks in the early-mid 1980s.

The vase has unusual doubled handles on each side, and a frieze of a bordered zig-zag in a thick trail of glass that goes around its full circumference.

The vase is made of clear glass and exterior is surfaced with fused-on powdered pink glass that gives a subtly mottled effect, which has then been fumed with silver to give an iridescent sheen, and is further decorated a scavo - a technique whereby the vase is rolled in ashes and salts whilst still semi-molten to create the time-weathered look of excavated Roman glass.


  1. Glass Material:
  2. 200mm / " Height:
  3. 160mm / " Width or Diameter:
  4. Italy Country of Origin:
  5. 1980s-1990s Period of Manufacture:
  6. Perfect Vintage Condition:

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