Sunday, December 12, 2010

Flavio of the Week

Sometimes a vase is so iconic it becomes signature. Such is the case with this 1950s Flavio Poli piece for Seguso Vetri d'Arte. Its lines are unmistakably Poli. What makes this one so rare and unusual is its dense color saturation. One usually finds this piece as clear sommerso (featuring two colors), whereas here the cobalt blue is almost opaque with a good amount of gold leaf design embedded in the glass. I always loved the sassy attitude this shape seems to evoke. 

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