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All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Pre 1960 item #633594 (stock #1358 )
An unusually dramatic and large example of one of Dino Martens' signature designs: black/white half filigree called 'Bianca Nera,' which was developed in 1954 for Aureliano Toso. This balloon shaped vase is made of white and black half-filigree, both colours separated by a single line of sparkling gold aventurine (gold dust).

The large girth of this example really increases the impact of the design...
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Pre 1960 item #455116 (stock #1243)
Dino Martens, artistic director for Aureliano Toso, was one of the most important figures in Mid-20th Century Murano glass, and the 'oriente' series is his most celebrated design. They are considered an icon of Italian glass, and grace the covers of several Italian art glass books...