Luigi Onesto Art Glass

Luigi Onesto vaseOne of the most famous makers of Italian Murano art glass is Luigi Onesto. Born in Murano, Italy 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. On numerous occasions he has collaborated with Oggetti, the famous U.S importer and retailer of fine Italian art glass.

Luigi’s work is characterized by his exceptionally skillful use of the sommerso technique. Sommerso involves layering multiple colors 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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PAIR OF MURANO GLASS VASES By Luigi Onesto. In green and yellow teardrop form...

PAIR OF MURANO GLASS VASES By Luigi Onesto. In green and yellow teardrop form...

$40.00

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Vintage OGGETTI Murano Art Glass Bowl. Mid Century Modern. Luigi Onesto Italy

Vintage OGGETTI Murano Art Glass Bowl. Mid Century Modern. Luigi Onesto Italy

$85.00

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Murano Large 12

Murano Large 12" Perfume Bottle Signed Luigi Onesto Oball Hand Blown Art Glass

$849.95

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Murano Sommerso Art Glass Elephant Sculpture  by Luigi Onesto Weighs 1,640kg

Murano Sommerso Art Glass Elephant Sculpture by Luigi Onesto Weighs 1,640kg

$151.99

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Signed Murano Sommerso Submerged Faceted Scent Bottle/Stopper by Luigi Onesto

Signed Murano Sommerso Submerged Faceted Scent Bottle/Stopper by Luigi Onesto

$383.95

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Signed Murano Sommerso Oball Submerged Glass Apple paperweight by Luigi Onesto

Signed Murano Sommerso Oball Submerged Glass Apple paperweight by Luigi Onesto

$143.97

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GIANT 37cm Submerged Murano Sommerso Art Glass Perfume Scent Bottle Luigi Onesto

GIANT 37cm Submerged Murano Sommerso Art Glass Perfume Scent Bottle Luigi Onesto

$1,759.84

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Beautiful Submerged Murano Sommerso Art Glass Perfume/Scent Bottl

Beautiful Submerged Murano Sommerso Art Glass Perfume/Scent Bottl

$479.94

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WONDERFUL MURANO  LUIGI ONESTO SIGNED SOMMERSO ART GLASS BUD VASE FOR OGGETTI

WONDERFUL MURANO LUIGI ONESTO SIGNED SOMMERSO ART GLASS BUD VASE FOR OGGETTI

$350.00

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Luigi Onesto - Oball - Two-Tone Incalmo Glass Pendant Lamp - 1985 - Murano

Luigi Onesto - Oball - Two-Tone Incalmo Glass Pendant Lamp - 1985 - Murano

$351.97

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EXCEPTIONAL MULTICOLOR MURANO GLASS VASE -LUIGI ONESTO

EXCEPTIONAL MULTICOLOR MURANO GLASS VASE -LUIGI ONESTO

$1,500.00

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Murano Sommerso Large Glass Dish Vintage Signed Luigi Onesto Amber Mid Century

Murano Sommerso Large Glass Dish Vintage Signed Luigi Onesto Amber Mid Century

$109.95

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SIGNED! Large Beautiful Submerged Murano Multi Sommerso Luigi Onesto Glass Vase

SIGNED! Large Beautiful Submerged Murano Multi Sommerso Luigi Onesto Glass Vase

$1,439.85

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Luigi Onesto, Murano, Sommerso Vase - HUGE - Signed

Luigi Onesto, Murano, Sommerso Vase - HUGE - Signed

$400.00

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MASSIVE 16 INCH LUIGI ONESTO MURANO SOMMERSO FISHTAIL VASE OGGETTI MULTI COLOR

MASSIVE 16 INCH LUIGI ONESTO MURANO SOMMERSO FISHTAIL VASE OGGETTI MULTI COLOR

$599.95

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Unusual 20th Century Submerged Sommerso Glass Fish Poli Seguso/ Luigi Onesto

Unusual 20th Century Submerged Sommerso Glass Fish Poli Seguso/ Luigi Onesto

$479.94

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SIGNED! Large Beautiful Submerged Murano Multi Sommerso Luigi Onesto Glass Vase

SIGNED! Large Beautiful Submerged Murano Multi Sommerso Luigi Onesto Glass Vase

$1,439.85

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MURANO LUIGI ONESTO Sommerso glass Candlestick holders

MURANO LUIGI ONESTO Sommerso glass Candlestick holders

$350.00

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Signed Giant Sized Submerged Murano Sommerso Art Glass Vase by Luigi Onesto 8kg

Signed Giant Sized Submerged Murano Sommerso Art Glass Vase by Luigi Onesto 8kg

$1,758.24

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Signed Murano Sommerso Oball Submerged Oriental Glass Figure by Luigi Onesto

Signed Murano Sommerso Oball Submerged Oriental Glass Figure by Luigi Onesto

$383.95

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SIGNED! XL Submerged Murano Multi Sommerso Luigi Onesto Oggetti Art Glass Vase

SIGNED! XL Submerged Murano Multi Sommerso Luigi Onesto Oggetti Art Glass Vase

$479.94

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