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All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Murano : Pre 1960 item #1085582 (stock #1920)
Extremely fine examples of the signature "Cordonato Oro" technique by Barovier & Toso, circa 1940s. This elegant showpiece is made of pale cranberry colored glass and further embellished by spiraling sparkling gold profusions and deeper cranberry spirals. The bulbous vase measures 6.75" tall and 5.5" in diameter across the top rim. In excellent condition. Has its original Barovier & Toso paper label.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Murano : Pre 1960 item #1035486 (stock #1858)
Exquisite, sparkling vase by Barovier e Toso, circa 1950s. The clear ribbed vase is infused with spiraling gold profusions and narrow spiraling pink bands. Each clear handle is embellished with a double sided flower. The entire handle portion is coated in gold aventurine (gold dust).

The vase is small, "cabinet" sized, measuring just over 5" tall and approximately 5.5" in diameter. The top, flared portion of the vase is flattened. In excellent condition...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Murano : Pre 1980 item #965068 (stock #1768 )
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$800.00
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Murano : Pre 1940 item #928776 (stock #1738 )
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$725.00
Lovely covered dresser box attributed to Artisti Barovier, circa 1920s. In green with applied pink "pasta glass" details and a beautifully crafted purple and green bunch of grapes on the lid. The entire piece is lightly iridescent, making it glow and reflect in the light. This thin and light piece has a snap pontil, and is a rare piece of early Murano glass. Measures approximately 5" in diameter and 3.5" tall. Excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Murano : Pre 1960 item #845412 (stock #1696)
Monumental sommerso decanter by Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri d'Arte, circa 1950s. In brown glass cased inside a layer of pale yellow. This enormous decanter, standing 22" tall to the top of the stopper, is a showstopper. In excellent condition.

A similar bottle was featured in the 1998 Sotheby's auction "Important 20th Century Glass" with an estimate of $1,800 to $2,400.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Murano : Pre 1960 item #845410 (stock #1697)
Extremely fine triple cased sommerso decanter attributed to Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri d'Arte, circa 1950s. With a cranberry colored glass core cased inside a layer of vivid blue, cased again inside lavender. The effect of the three layers of colored glass is stupendous. This lovely decanter has a slightly flattened form and stands over 16.25" tall to the top of the stopper. In excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Murano : Pre 1960 item #794418 (stock #1627)
Lovely example of the signature "Cordonato Oro" technique by Barovier & Toso, circa 1950s. This elegant piece has a clear ribbed body infused with spiraling gold profusions. The vase is medium sized, measuring 6.75" tall and 5" in diameter. In excellent condition. Unsigned, but very well documented.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Murano : Pre 1960 item #794406 (stock #1632 )
Beautifully made egg-shaped paperweight in opaque black glass packed tightly with highly detailed murrines (glass flowers). The surface is slightly mat, indicating that this is an older piece. Unsigned. 3.5" tall. Excellent condition. Possibly Fratelli Toso, circa 1930s - 1950s.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Murano : Pre 1960 item #794403 (stock #1629 )
This heavy walled clear bowl is decorated with a single internal fish swimming amid air bubbles and green "seaweed." The fish is nicely crafted with a yellow eye and white striped fins. Has its original clear and green muddler. Unsigned, but the fish is identical to those seen in Cenedese's signature aquarium blocks. The bowl measures 7.5" in length, stands 2.5" tall and is extremely heavy. The muddler measures 4.25" long. Excellent vintage condition with no chips or cracks.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Murano : Pre 1960 item #784917 (stock #1610)
Very large, unusually colorful pair of circa 1950s figurines attributed to Archimede Seguso. These figurines are finely detailed, meticulously crafted, and whimsically styled. In translucent olive to yellow glass, with gold detailing.

The woman holds a gold basket filled with fruit, the man a bundle of wheat. As is typical of handmade figurines of this era (which did not use a mold), their faces are smooth, with only their noses expressed...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Murano : Pre 1930 item #784916 (stock #1611 )
Fabulous circa 1920s Murano candlesticks in ruby red, a color rarely seen in early Italian glass. Each candle stick has two applied opaque green glass pears with black stems. The execution and design of this pair is exceptional. In excellent condition. Unsigned. Each just under 10" tall. Note: the photos make the items look as though they are leaning. This is just a sign of my bad photography and not a problem with the items. More photos of this item can be seen on my website PlanetGlass.net.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Murano : Pre 1980 item #755705 (stock #1543)
Very mod 'op-art' lamp in lilac, with an applied band of opaque green glass around the midsection. The globe, which rests inside the lamp, is white. The lamp is illuminated from within. This is a large lamp, standing approximately 13" tall and measuring 16.5" in diameter across the top. Unsigned. Probably by Vistosi or Mazzega, circa 1970s. In excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Murano : Pre 1960 item #578564 (stock #1337 )
Monumental lavender opalescent vase attributed to Fratelli Toso, circa 1950s. The surface of the glass is vertically ribbed, nicely highlighting the fiery, creamy pink opalescent exterior. The interior of the vase is a delicious mauve color. The vase measures an astounding 16" tall, and feels even larger because of its bulbous shape.

It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or unusual wear. Unsigned...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Murano : Pre 1960 item #521119 (stock #1328 )
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$699.99
Showy example of a classic and enduring design by Ercole Barovier for Barovier & Toso, circa 1950s. In clear glass with cranberry and gold spirals. The form is slightly flattened, and the piece has an applied clear and gold foot. It measures just under 11" tall and 9" across the top rim. In excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage. Unsigned. Similar examples can be seen on p. 31 of "Italian Glass: Century 20" by Leslie Pina...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Murano : Pre 1960 item #521111 (stock #1325 )
Elegant vase by Flavio Poli for Seguso Vetri d'Arte, circa 1950s. This huge and heavy brown vase bears its original Seguso paper label (see photo). A very similar example is shown in Marc Heiremans' "Art Glass from Murano: 1910 - 1970", on p. 164 (see last photo). Heiremans writes: "In his collaboration with the master blower Angelo Seguso, Flavio Poli reached the highest level possible in the sommerso technique...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Pre 1950 item #190627 (stock #888 )
This unusual white and black hat is a very nice piece of Murano whimsey. The sculpture or paperweight measures 6" in diameter and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Pre 1960 item #174322 (stock #849)
This extremely unusual sculptural item is made of solid, clear glass with internal red and green inclusions. It is unsigned, but possibly by Fulvio Bianconi for Cenedese, circa 1950s. In the 1950s, Bianconi, who is best known for his creations for Venini, designed a series of objects for Cenedese in which he "drew" with multicolored glass threads in colorless glass. The distinctive color scheme and bold experimentation of this non-functional item makes Bianconi a likely designer...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Murano : Pre 1920 item #145353 (stock #678 )
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$299.99
An unusual late 19th or early 20th Century Italian vase in clear glass with a light dusting of internal gold aventurine, brown inclusions and applied yellow "drapery." Unsigned. Stray bits of ash in the glass date it as pre-1950s. 5.25" tall. In excellent condition. For more photos, please email us or see our website PlanetGlass.net.