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Alberto Toso or Milan Metelak Wartioso Vase

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Glass: Italian: Murano: Pre 1980: item # 965068

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Alberto Toso or Milan Metelak Wartioso Vase
A flaring squared vessel in thick cobalt blue glass, the sides embedded with emerald green and deep blue cullet. Inscribed "Alberto Toso & C., Murano Maggio 1948." This unique vase was part of the famous 1998 Sotheby's auction "Important 20th Century Glass," and still bears the Sotheby's sticker.

There has been some discussion about whether this piece is actually by the famous Czech designer Milan Metelak, with a spurious signature. I have heard compelling arguments on both sides. I will leave the final decision up to the buyer. Because of the uncertainty, I have reduced the price of this vase. Whoever made it, it is a fabulous piece of glass.

4.5" tall, 5.5" in diameter across the top rim and with walls of glass approximately 1" thick, it appears substantial and almost massive. With one imperfection or impact mark less than 1/8" on the rim - it is so small that it was impossible to photograph, and can be felt but not really seen.


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