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I have inherited what I am told is a valuable Italian vase

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I have inherited what I am told is a valuable Italian vase from the 1950's can you tell me anything about it?


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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
do you want another, it is not signed and has a fat bottom and stands 34cm (13 1/2") tall

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
here are two pics attached to this email


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This is indeed a fine Mid 20th century Murano art glass piece.

The striated color technique are known as 'sommerso' and the white twist at the bottom is called a 'latticino swirl'.

This was likely produced by Luigi Onesto, who worked glass expertly in both of the methods of sommerso and latticino.

On today's market, at 34cm this could sell for $1200 - $2000USD at auction or 910GBP - 1516GBP.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Can you point me to pictures I can compare withmy vase. The Onesto and Oball vases I have seen don't have such fine latticino work so I am unsure of your identification
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