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Barovier & Toso Furniture

Barovier, Toso & Co. (Italy)
Barovier, Toso & Co. (Italy)

Partnerships come and go within the community of glass-making artisans on the Venetian island of Murano, where business relationships seem as complex as the shifting alliances in the notoriously acrimonious Italian parliament. Formed in 1942 by members of families with centuries of experience in the craft, Barovier, Toso & Co. has proven to be one of the most enduring and prosperous Italian glass manufactories of recent decades. Under the nearly 50-year artistic directorship of cofounder Ercole Barovier (1889–1974), the company created buoyant traditional pieces such as chandeliers and sconces, and it pioneered an array of innovative modernist designs with bold colors, patterns and surfaces.

To appeal to gentler, more conservative tastes, Barovier Toso produced a range of lilting, sinuous lighting pieces that are often described as embodying “Liberty Style” — the Italian term for Art Nouveau, taken from the name of the famed London department store that promoted 19th-century organic textile designs in the manner of William Morris. The hallmarks of the style in Barovier & Toso works are elements of glass in the shape of thick leaves, fronds and flower petals, deployed along with other naturalistic ornament in sconces, pendants and chandeliers.

Ercole Barovier began his personal aesthetic transition toward modernism in the 1930s with his Primavera series of vases and animal sculptures — idiosyncratic milky-white and clear glass filled with tiny bubbles and hairline interior fissures that he produced for Artisti Barovier, a firm headed by his father and uncle. Later, with Barovier Toso, he would explore such novel styles as the mosaic-like Pezatto glass; fluid Spiral patterns; the pebbly textured Barbarico line and the complex, layered and highly colored abstractions of the Oriente series of vases and bowls.

Traditional or modern, Barovier Toso — still under family control — has produced one of the finest and most diverse catalogues of Murano glass in the last 100 years.

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Pair of Vintage Italian Sconces Clear Murano Glass Designed by Barovier e Toso
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of vintage Italian sconces with textured clear Murano glasses crafted in Felci technique, mounted on brass frame / Designed by Barovier e Toso, circa 1960s / Made in Italy.
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1960s Italian Vintage Barovier & Toso Furniture

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Murano Glass

Vintage Murano Glass Chandelier w/ Rostrato Glass by Barovier e Toso, 1950s
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Murano glass chandelier with six clear Rostrato glass shades and ceiling canopy, with clear ribbed glass arms and suspension rod, mounted on gilt metal frame / by Barovier e ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Barovier & Toso Furniture

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Murano Glass

Six Vintage Sconces w/ Murano Glass & Original Mark Designed by Barovier e Toso
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1960s Italian Vintage Barovier & Toso Furniture

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Murano Glass

Six Vintage Sconces w/ Clear Murano Glass Designed by Barovier e Toso, 1960s
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1960s Italian Vintage Barovier & Toso Furniture

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Murano Glass

Pair of Italian Murano Glass Sconces w/ Original Mark by Barovier e Toso
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian Murano glass wall lights, with Murano glass and brass frame / Designed by Barovier e Toso, circa 1950s / Made in Italy / Original mark on the back plate.
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1950s Italian Vintage Barovier & Toso Furniture

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Murano Glass

Pair of Italian Sconces w/ Murano Glass Designed by Barovier e Toso, 1930s
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1930s Italian Vintage Barovier & Toso Furniture

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Murano Glass

Vintage Sconce w/ Layered Murano Amber Graniglia Glass Leaves by Barovier e Toso
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1960s Italian Vintage Barovier & Toso Furniture

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Murano Glass

Three Vintage Primavera Collection Sconces by Barovier e Toso, 1990
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1990s Italian Barovier & Toso Furniture

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Murano Glass

Thirteen Vintage Sconces w/ Murano Glass Sea Shell & Marked by Barovier e Toso
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1950s Italian Vintage Barovier & Toso Furniture

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Murano Glass

Eight Italian Sconces with Clear Murano Glass & Brass Designed, Barovier e Toso
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1960s Italian Vintage Barovier & Toso Furniture

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Murano Glass

Set of Twelve Italian Sconces w/ Clear Murano Glass Designed by Barovier e Toso
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1960s Italian Vintage Barovier & Toso Furniture

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Murano Glass

Vintage Blue Murano Glass Chandelier by Barovier e Toso, 1970s
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Italian chandelier with blue Murano glasses hand blown with textured curves, mounted on two tiers / designed by Barovier e Toso, circa 1970s, made in Italy.
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1970s Italian Vintage Barovier & Toso Furniture

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Glass, Murano Glass

Barovier e Toso Table Lamp
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Barovier e Toso table lamp with hand blown bubbles inside the glass.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Barovier & Toso Furniture

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Blown Glass

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Eleven Vintage Italian Sconces w/ Clear & Amber Murano Glass Designed by Mazzega
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Three Vintage Primavera Collection Sconces by Barovier e Toso, 1990
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Splendid Pair of Barovier & Toso Chandeliers
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Splendid pair of Barovier & Toso chandeliers with company's mark (please see the last pic). The measurements below do not include any chain or canopy (just the body of the chandelie...
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Brass

Authentic Barovier and Toso Mirror
By Barovier&Toso
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Authentic Barovier and Toso Mirror, with the original stamp in the metal (please see one of the pics)
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1960s Italian Vintage Barovier & Toso Furniture

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Brass

  • Authentic Barovier and Toso Mirror
  • Authentic Barovier and Toso Mirror
  • Authentic Barovier and Toso Mirror
  • Authentic Barovier and Toso Mirror
H 49.5 in. W 33 in. D 0.5 in.
Very Rare Set of 3 Barovier and Toso Lamps
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very Rare Set of 3 Barovier & Toso Fungo Table Lamps, with originals stickers,(please see the pic) Already rewired for U.S.; 3 lights bulbs each 21.5" H x 9.5" D at the base x 18" ...
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Set of Eight Barovier e Toso Double Bauletto Wall Sconces
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of eight Barovier & Toso double Bauletto wall sconces. Can be hung vertically or horizontally. Smoky glass, handblown in Murano. Four lights per each sconce.
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Spectacular Pair of Barovier and Toso "Felci" Chandeliers
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Spectacular Pair of Barovier and Toso "Felci" (fern leaf) Chandeliers 12 light/each chandelier Manufacturer's mark on the frame of the chandelier (please see the last pic) ...
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Metal

Spectacular Set of 4 Barovier and Toso "Felci" Wall Sconces
By Barovier&Toso
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Exquisite Set of 8 Barovier and Toso Wall Sconces
By Barovier&Toso
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Exquisite set of 8 Barovier and Toso Wall sconces. 3 bulbs each sconce, regular 40W candelabra bulb Already rewired for U.S.
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Brass

Fantastic Set of 3 Barovier and Toso Wall Sconces
By Barovier&Toso
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Stunning Set of Eight Barovier & Toso Pulegoso Wall Sconces
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Charming Set of Four Barovier and Toso Palma Wall Sconces
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Charming set of four Barovier and Toso Palma wall sconces.
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Elegant Vintage Murano Mirror by Barovier
By Barovier&Toso
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Barovier & Toso Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Barovier e Toso Torcheres
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of clean and elegant Murano glass torcheres by Barovier & Toso. Column, base and rim of shade are white. Shade is creamy beige and mauve. Bronze metal accents on the base and ...
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20th Century Italian Barovier & Toso Furniture

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Bronze

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