Large stylized murano glass figure of a kneeling Asian, rendered in two shades of smoky gray glass with amethyst undertones. The figure is made of simple forms, but the attention to detail is evident in the face and head of the figure. The figure stands 13.5 inches (34.2 cm) tall and is slightly over 5 inches (12.7 cm) wide and is 7.5 inches (19 cm) deep. Condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or repairs. Scratches on base appropriate for age. Circa 1965 Signed on base: A Barbini
Vetreria Alfredo Barbini incalmo spherical vase consisting of fused transparent amethyst and amber hemispheres, with cut and polished opening. Height is 9.5 inches (24 cm) Diameter at equator 10 inches (25.4 cm). No chips, cracks or repairs, few minor surface scratches. Inscribed: Barbini Murano. Circa 1970
Intricately detailed figure of a Blackamoor holding a long cornucopia. The cornucopia doubles as a bud vase. The figure is formed of nero, lattimo and cristallo glass, and is composed of many pieces that have been blown and assembled while still hot. Designed by Ercole Barovier in 1938, these figures are extremely well made and beautiful. The figure measures 10.25 inches (26 cm) tall. Excellent condition, no chips, cracks or repairs. Unsigned, but authenticated by Barovier. Circa 1940.
Absolutely beautiful, and stunning tall table lamp for your home! This lamp will be a focal point in any room.
This lamp is tall at 38.5 inches (97.8 cm) from the base to the top of the finial. The lovely gold corded (cordonato d'oro) glass makes up a full 22 inches (55.9 cm)of the height! The rest of the height is comprised of the original hardware for the lamp, and is in excellent condition.
Each section of the glass is in perfect condition, with no cracks, chips or repairs...
A perfect vase for a single perfect blossom!
Designed by Carlo Moretti for Rosenthal Netter this beautiful tall neck medium blue vase has a clear applied foot. The long pencil neck is blown out to a substantial bulb at the base.
The satinato finish is a delight to the touch, so silky smooth!
The vase stands 9 7/8 inches tall (25 cm) and has a diameter of 2 7/8 inches (7.3 cm) at the base...
A simple, classic 1960's design!
14 inch green satinato glass pencil-neck vase with bulbous base, clear satinato glass foot. The neck on this vase is a bit wider than most I've ever had, but since these are hand blown variations are to be expected. Nice frosted apple green color.
There is a tiny remnant of the original Rosenthal-Netter label on the base.
Condition is excellent with no chips, cracks or repairs. Circa 1960.
This is a large ovoid shaped paperweight from the 1960's with a single large colorful fish swimming among green seaweed. The paperweight is large and heavy (almost 9 pounds), standing 6.5 inches (16.5 cm) Tall and approximately 4.5 inches (11.4 cm) in diameter. No chips, cracks or repairs; appropriate age scratches to base. Unsigned.
Fratelli Toso Rose Bowl constructed of Cattedrale (or Tiffany Window) murrines in reds, greens, yellows and blue. The murrines feature clear "windows" of glass.Some have "bullseye" configurations in the clear window and black (nerox) glass frames. This is a delightful 4 inch (10.2 cm) diameter bowl with a height of 3.75 inches (9.5 cm) due to the polished top. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. Circa 1955.
Fratelli Toso Millefiori Paperweight, 6 Green canne centered ruffled Latimo and raspberry florets surrounding a central ruffled floret of the same design on a gold foil or aventurine ground. Measures 3 inches (7.6 cm) wide by 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm) tall. Remnants of blue and silver foil Toso label. Condition is excellent with no scratches or bruises. Circa 1950 - 1960.
Fazzoletto (handkerchief) vase in an unusual bicolor combination of black (dark reddish purple) glass cased in a medium blue opaque glass, giving the over all effect of a black interior with grey-blue exterior. Vase has an undulating rim rather than pulled points. There is a tiny pinhead size burst bubble (fleabite) to the rim, and two tiny areas with surface scratches. No cracks or repairs. Polished pontil with Fratelli Toso export label...
This pieces sparkles! Designed by Ermanno Toso this cylindrical decanter is made with twisted pink canes and aventurine filigree. Matching stopper with clear glass flange and stem. Stopper does have burst bubble which occurred during manufacture. Decanter stands just over 18 inches (46 cm) Tall, and has no chips, cracks or repairs. Retains the blue and silver foil export label used by Fratelli Toso. Identical piece is shown in Leslie Pina's book Fratelli Toso, page 23. Excellent condition...
Large stoppered Nerox "a petoni" (patches)Decanter by Fratelli Toso in black glass with dark red and hot pink patches, designed by Ermanno Toso. Nerox is black oxide glass (nero = black, ox = oxide), and is a true black glass. This black glass is used to gather up the patches of colored glass to create the "a petoni" pattern on a black ground. There are versions of the patched pattern that use clear glass as the gather, rather than black glass...
Center bowl of opalescent glass with irregular aventurine patches floating in pools of clear teal-blue. Slightly irregular oval, almost egg shaped, bowl measures a (HUGE!) 19 inches (48 cm) by 13 (33 cm) and is 2.5 inches (6 cm) deep. Bowl has a flat bottom with a polished pontil and retains its blue and silver Murano Glass, made in Italy label. Likely an Ermanno Toso design of 1950/1960. Excellent condition, no chips, cracks or repairs. Circa 1960.
Fazzoletto (handkerchief) vase with undulating rim in red (exterior) and white (interior) glass. The technique for fusing the two colors of glass is known as incamiciato. The vase measures 3 inches (7.6 cm) tall and is 3.75 inches (9.5 cm) in diameter. Excellent condition, with no chips, cracks or repairs. This has some minor wear to the base as expected. Some tooling marks are visible where the artist crimped the rim, these occur during manufacturing and are not damage. Circa 1950's...
Whimsical Decanter by Fratelli Toso created circa 1960.
Decanter is of simple form with applied features resembling that of a sad dog, pleading coyly with upturned eyes.
The clear green glass body has opaque lines running down from the top of the neck of the bottle to just below the top of the dogs ears and eyes. The dogs eyes lattimo (milk) glass with green glass pupils looking upwards...
Cylindrical decanter in light blue, pink and white 'a canne' with a matching globular stopper. Stopper has a clear glass flange and neck. Neither the stopper nor the neck of the bottle is ground. The bottle stands 17 1/2 inches tall with it's stopper (15 1/8 inches without) and is 3 1/2 inches in diameter at the base. Retains its round blue and silver Made in Murano sticker on the base. There are two small black inclusions midway up the body of the decanter, each about the size of a pinhead...
White opalescent vase with turquoise stripes. Rim is pulled and curled. Retains it's blue and silver foil label Murano/Made in Italy/Glass. Height is 9 inches (22.8 cm). Minor surface scratches on the interior of the vase, but no chips, cracks or repairs. Documented "Italian Glass Century 20" by Pina, page 96. Circa 1950's
For the Horse lover in your family, this paperweight features murrines with an internal image of a horse. A very unusual find! The horse murrines are surrounded by floral murrines and the whole is encased in clear glass. The piece measures 2 1/2 inches tall and is 3 inches across, there are no chips or cracks. Original blue and silver foil label that reads MURANO / Made / in / Italy / GLASS is intact on bottom of weight. Circa 1960