Large, amber Decanter made in Murano, Italy, probably by Salviati, although the style has been produced by most of the major Venetian glass houses.
The style imitates that of the 16th Century, with the brilliant gold, quite large, Lion Mask center and pinched into the body of the decanter. Both sides are exactly the same, with the center mask. Note the lion prunts meet, back-to-back, inside of the decanter, and the wine would flow around and under the interior masks...
A beautiful early Murano glass vase with three spouts and three handles, made probably by Vittorio Zecchin for Venini, around 1920. There is a slight iridescence to the glass and the glass fluoresces a gentle-green under black-light, indicative of early 20th century soda-lime glass. Unsigned. Polished pontil. The vase is 8 inches (20 cm) tall and 4 1/4 inches (11 cm) wide. In good condition (there is a piece of sand stuck in the glass - see last picture).
A fine Mid 20th Century Italian glass compote in cobalt blue with clear crystal ring drops. Condition is excellent. Dimensions: Height 10", Width 10".
Late 19th Century, Fratelli Toso, attr., 1870, Venetian Finger Bowl and Underplate in opalescent girasol and much included gold in a diamond pattern. Both pieces have generous rolled edges and sharp pontils. Yellow and blue Fire of the glass is best seen against a dark background and with light, although also beautiful otherwise. Bowl measures 3" high by 5" diameter. Underplate is 1.75" high by just over 7" diameter. Excellent condition. Circa 1870. $16 US shipping.
Glistening late 19th Century Venetian ruffled plate, resembling documented pieces by Salviati and Barovier. Wide canes of copper aventurine alternate with vivid green sparkling canes to create this gorgeous plate or shallow bowl. 6.25" diameter outside, 2.50" diameter inside, 1.25" high. Excellent condition. ca. 1880s. $14 US shipping for one; $18 for two.
Venetian-Muranese "Opal," opaline glass, cylinder vase, in opaque pink, with gold-plated rim and exquisite hand-enameled butterflies (2 large & 2 small). It measures 3.25" (8.25 cm) tall, 2.375" (6.03 cm) diameter. Original paper label on base reads, "Made in Italy." Excellent condition with only some oxidation to metal and minor wear to the gold-plating. c. 1890-1920. $14 US Shipping.
A rare surviving piece of genuine Venetian "Ice Glass," attributed to the Barovier Furnaces of the 1890s. This magnificent spherical ice glass vase was once a lamp; the abusive hole which accommodated the lamp rod has been superbly restored by a now deceased master craftsman. The repair is so well done that it is only detectable after one has been told of it. We also believe he did some smoothing to one of the handles, but the former owner was unaware of that...
Pretty, circular mid 19th century pin or brooch. Flower mosaic made up of extremely thin glass tesserae set in a white metal frame. Diameter "1/ 2,5 cm. Condition: a few of the grayish tesserae missing (cf. photos).
Early 20th C. Venetian glass perfume with stopper. Bottiglia veneziana antica del profumo di latticino. Double-gourd perfume measures 6" to the top of the stopper, 1.50" (3.81 cm) flared rim diameter, and 3" (7.62 cm) base diameter. Sharp pontil. Pink ribbon canes and white latticino (lattice) canes alternate to create a lovely design. The swirling leaf stopper top is crystal clear with real gold inclusions...
Transparent green antique Venetian art glass Salt Cellar, deeply swirling with undulating rim and much included gold, sharp pontil. May fluoresce under black light. 3" diameter. .875" tall. Excellent condition. $7 US Shipping for one; $2 each additional. [we have 3 available]
Appearing as if polished Jade, is this Rare late 19th to early 20th Century Italian, opaque pink, Muranese "Opal" glass (opaline), with gold-plated rim and ring-handles; six genuine, semi-precious stones of Jade (or perhaps Chalcedny), Coral-(2), Turquoise, Black Onyx, and Carnelian. Original label on base reads, "Made in Italy." It measures a petite 4.50" (11.43 cm) diameter to outside of handles, 1.75" (4.44 cm) tall...
Mid-19th Century Salviati & Co, attributed, profuse Gold Cane Stripes and white Latticino radiate out from center in this art glass plate, all held within crystal, clear glass. With scalloped edge, it measures 7.5" dia., 1" high. Sharp pontil. Excellent Condition. ca. 1865-1875. $16 US shipping.
Unusual shape in this beautiful girasol (opalescent, or opal glass) fingerbowl and underplate from 19th Century Venice. Both the bowl and the plate have puffed ribbing -- the bowl's beginning halfway down, continuing to the center base; and the plate's is at the base, rising around the curve. Diamond-patterned gold causes much glistening in both pieces. Both rims undulate slightly, and the underplate rim is folded for reinforcement. Both have sharp pontils. By Salviati Dott...
Pretty pin or brooch, made in the late 19th century or around 1870. Flower mosaic made up of minimal glass tesserae set in a brass frame. Diameter "1 / 2,5 cm. Condition: fine.
Bright red, diminutive Venetian Art Glass Vases, diamond quilted, flared rim, with clear, tool-worked rigaree foot. About 2.75" tall, 2.75" rim diameter, 3.625" base diameter. Both in excellent undamaged condition. c. 1900-1920. $12 US Shipping.
CONDITON: Very good with only scattered minor gilt losses, slight enamel losses, and one larger gilt loss, pictured.
Quite rare, new to market, late 18th Century to early 19th Century,
4-lobed VENETIAN GLASS DECANTER,
aqua blue body and stopper, attached cristallo foot with remaining rough pontil mark with debris inclusions...
Large Venetian carved wooden gilded reliquary, early 1800's, with hinged back door entry and removable crown. Surprisingly light weight, with wonderful details for tassels and fabric folds. Can be modified for use as a baldachin over the bed. Buyer's agent must inspect before shipment. 63" height x 36" depth x 19" wide (at crown), base platform 23" x 25". For purchase information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see our blog, left, for the history of this charming design.
Created after the 15th Century "Barovier Wedding Cup," our Bowl measures 4-1/4" diameter at the rim, 2-3/8" tall, 2-3/8" base diameter.
The pontil is a 5-point punty mark which is usually an indication of a quite old piece, along with the corresponding rise of glass on the inside center. Unseen in the photos, but visible under magnification, is considerable wear at the point where the piece touches a surface...