Barovier & Toso Furniture

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.

Chandelier by Barovier & Toso, Italy, 1970's
Chandelier by Barovier & Toso, Italy, 1970's
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal
Black metal structure holding 4 rectangular blue glass panels on each side and two amber colored panels in the centre.  
Barovier & Toso Chandelier Venini Four-Color Glass Flush Mount Ceiling Light
Barovier & Toso Chandelier Venini Four-Color Gl...
Barovier & Toso, Paolo Venini
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Barovier & Toso Murano Venini rare four-color glass chandelier stunning and impressive with its original label on the top of flush mount, Barovier and Toso. We understand that this...
Pair of Barovier Murano Glass Sconces
Pair of Barovier Murano Glass Sconces
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Glass
A wonderful large pair of 1950s blown Murano glass wall lights by Barovier & Toso. The sconces have brass fixtures with blown glass shades done in the "Rugiadoso" techn...
Pair of Barovier e Toso Pink Murano Table Lamps with Silver Inclusions, 1950s
Pair of Barovier e Toso Pink Murano Table Lamps...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1950s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps
Murano Glass, Nickel, Lucite
Pair of Barovier & Toso bedside lamps in pale pink Murano glass with silver inclusions, circa 1950. Featuring a lower ribbed bulbous form in light pink with silver flecks on clear ro...
Pair of Signed Barovier & Toso Murano Table Lamps
Pair of Signed Barovier & Toso Murano Table Lamps
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Glass
Superb pair of Murano lamp by Barovier & Toso lamps US rewired and in working condition. 100 watts max bulb.
Barovier e Toso Grand Pair of Pearlized Murano Glass Lamps with Red Accents
Barovier e Toso Grand Pair of Pearlized Murano ...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps
Gold
An Italian pair of exceptional 1970s Barovier e Toso lamps, the flared ribbed bodies in blown overlaid frosted Murano glass have an iridescence that gives a chic pearlized effect; th...
Italian Murano Fungo Glass Pendants by Barovier e Toso
Italian Murano Fungo Glass Pendants by Barovier...
Barovier & Toso
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Murano Glass, Blown Glass
Vintage Italian pendants or chandeliers with black and smoky Murano Fungo glass, by Barovier e Toso. Includes original "Barovier e Toso" sticker on glass shade. / Made in Italy in th...
Italian Murano Glass Chandelier by Barovier-28.5 Inch Diameter
Italian Murano Glass Chandelier by Barovier-28....
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Mid-Century Modern Murano glass chandelier by Barovier, Venice that can be hung as is or easily modified to be hung from a chain. Dimensions below are as is. Newly wired for U.S. mar...
 Barovier and Toso Cordonato d'Orso Bowl
Barovier and Toso Cordonato d'Orso Bowl
Barovier & Toso
Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Decorative Bowls
Art glass bowl with a lovely form, ornate detailing and swirls of gold dust inclusions worked into the glass. Quite nice! Please contact for location.
Magnificent Pair of Large Barovier & Toso Glass...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Enamel, Blown Glass, Iron
A very rare and unique pair of large sconces by famous glass house Barovier & Toso, circa 1960. Each sconce is made up of handblown and molded large hour glass shaped glass pieces. T...
Barovier Honey Colored Murano Glass Lamps
Barovier & Toso
20th Century Italian Modern Table Lamps
Murano Glass, Lucite
Striking pair of fluted orb shaped Murano glass lamps in a honey or amber color with silver inclusions throughout. Lamps are mounted on custom Lucite bases and have been rewired for ...
1950s Barovier Toso Olive Grey White Murano Gla...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Metal
An elegant vintage Italian floor lamp by Barovier e Toso. The organic design is very elegant with a grand overlaid white frosted bowl, diffusing the light, decorated with a textured ...
Barovier & Toso Pair of Monumental Handblown Gl...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Pair of monumental and important urn table lamps, handblown black glass with controlled bubbles and gold inclusions on gilded bases, by Barovier & Toso, Murano Italy, 1940s. It is ra...
Ercole Barovier Rare Handblown "Pezzato" Table ...
Ercole Barovier, Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Murano Glass
Rare and important handblown glass "Pezzato" table lamp with pink and white lattimo tessere by Ercole Barovier for Barovier & Toso, Murano, Italy, 1950s. Measures: Shade diameter ...
Barovier & Toso Murano Gold and Pink Table Lamp
Barovier & Toso
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Glass
Beautiful gold infused pink and gold Murano table lamp, with original gold finial.
Barovier & Toso Set of Four Rare Clamshell Glas...
Ercole Barovier, Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Glass, Nickel
Rare large and impressive clamshell-shaped sconces in heavy transparent iridescent glass featuring deep ribbing and pronounced lobes with nickel-plated metal backplates, Italy, circa...
Barovier & Toso Red and Grey Sommerso Murano Gl...
Barovier & Toso
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays
Murano Glass
An ashtray or bowl made of red and grey "Sommerso" Murano glass, by Barovier & Toso for Alitalia, the Italian flagship company, circa 1960.      
Barovier e Toso Glass "Twist" Pendant in Royal...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1950s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants
Nickel
Rare Ribbed Venetian Glass Barovier & Toso Cobalt Blue Shimmering Spiral Hanging Lamp with Gold inclusions. Featuring a slim twist cylinder in Deep Blue glass with Gold highlights. L...
Rare Intarsio Vase by Barovier & Toso, "Zigzag"...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Blown Glass, Murano Glass
Rare intarsio vase by Barovier & Toso, 1961-1963. Glass with inclusions, alternating orange and ochre glass tesserae. Dimension: 33.2 cm (13.1 in). Literature: I Vetri di Mura...
Set of Four Italian Glass and Bronze Wall Light...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
The molded glass with wave patterns, with a bronze divider, signed barovier and toso on bronze interior, can be sold as pairs.
Fine Pair of Barovier & Toso Clear and Colored ...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Blown Glass
All-over clear handblown glass decorated with pink, yellow and blue handblown glass accents in ribbon motif, marked Barovier and Toso. Murano.
Barovier Murano Cornucopia Vase / Dish
Barovier & Toso
20th Century Glass
Cornucopia Murano Barovier Iridescent glass - beautiful decorative item, or use as a candy dish, vase or bowl.
1970s Barovier Toso Vintage Coral Orange and Go...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Picture Frames
Brass, Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass
Sophisticated and elegant vintage picture frame in thick blown Murano glass of unusual color in a reddish / pink shade of coral: the crystal clear glass frame worked with “torchon” t...
Barovier & Toso Art Glass Pendant Chandelier
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1940s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Glass
Lovely and fanciful art glass pendant chandelier. Beautifully detailed. Please contact for location.
Set of Extra Large Barovier Toso Light Fixtures...
Barovier & Toso, Glass Studio, Murano
Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Steel, Blown Glass, Murano Glass
We offer a amazing and rare set of extra large Barovier & Toso light fixtures. The set is executed to a very high standard. The 3 light fixtures features a metal frame with huge ...
Pair of Large Wall Sconces Barovier & Toso Gold...
Barovier & Toso, Glass Studio, Murano
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Murano Glass
A pair of elegant and exquisite handblown Murano glass Barovier & Toso wall sconces with special gold inclusions. Each light fixture consists one blown Murano glass leave. Mounted on...
Flower Light Fixture / Flush Mount by Barovier...
Barovier & Toso, Glass Studio, Murano
Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount
Metal
The ceiling lamp / flush mount is made of dozens of small roses in precious Murano glass with gold inclusions affixed to a white painted metal mesh frame. Illuminates beautifully. M...
Extra Large Chandelier by Barovier & Toso Ocher...
Barovier & Toso, Glass Studio, Murano
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Blown Glass, Murano Glass
Wonderful and rare version of a extra large midcentury Barovier & Toso Murano glass chandelier. This chandelier is executed to a very high standard. The light features a metal frame ...
Set of Three Flowers Light Fixtures by Barovier...
Barovier & Toso, Glass Studio, Murano
Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Metal
The light fixtures are made of dozens of small roses in precious Murano glass with gold inclusions painted on a metal mesh frame.    
Extra Large Wall Sconces or Wall Lights Murano ...
Barovier & Toso, Glass Studio, Murano
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Steel, Blown Glass, Murano Glass, Coating
Wonderful extra large midcentury Barovier & Toso wall sconces. This wall sconces are executed to a very high standard. The lights features a frame with five large Murano tubes in...
Barovier & Toso Blue Mosaic Triangle Murano Ven...
Barovier & Toso
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Vases
Art Glass, Murano Glass
Offered for sale is a magnificent handblown blue mosaic triangle Murano Venezia glass vase by Barovier & Toso. The handblown vase is signed on the base and retains the original maker...
20th Century Pair of Barovier & Toso Lamps
Barovier & Toso
Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps
Murano Glass
A pair of Barovier & Toso tabletop lamps from Murano, Italy, circa 1940.
Barovier Turquoise Murano Glass Lamps
Barovier & Toso
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Murano Glass, Nickel
Pair of Murano glass lamps with silver fleck inclusions topped with solid glass elements resting on satin nickel bases. Rewired for use in the USA. Shades not included.

Barovier e Toso Vase

By Barovier & Toso
Barovier e Toso Vase
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1930s Italian Modern Vases
Art Glass
A Barovier e Toso 'Crepuscolo' vase. Clear glass, inclusions of iron wool and air bubbles. Etched on bottom "barovier & toso murano".
Barovier e Toso Floor Lamp Murano Glass Brass, ...
Barovier & Toso
Mid-20th Century Italian Other Floor Lamps
Barovier e Toso floor lamp Murano glass brass iridescent Murano glass shade, 1940.
Pair of Green Barovier Lamps
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps
Murano Glass
Pair of Barovier lamps with controlled bubbles in an exquisite green. The lamps are mounted on thick Lucite bases and they have been newly rewired for the US with polished nickel do...
Orange Barovier and Toso Murano Glass Lamp
Barovier & Toso, Glass Studio, Murano
Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps
Glass, Blown Glass
Barovier and Toso orange Murano glass lamp. Orange glass with bullicante (controlled bubbles) and gold flecks throughout. New clear glass base. Newly rewired with new brass fittings....
Large Mid-Century Barovier & Toso Murano Light ...
Barovier & Toso, Glass Studio, Murano
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Blown Glass, Chrome, Lucite
Single large Mid-Century Murano glass lamp by Barovier & Toso. Ribbed light blue glass. Top portion of glass is slightly darker than the bottom. Polished chrome centre medallion. New...
Pair of Mid-Century Opalescent Murano Glass Lamps
Barovier & Toso, Glass Studio, Murano
Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps
Blown Glass
Pair of Mid-Century Barovier & Toso Murano glass table lamps with gold-flecked dolphin-footed bases. Newly rewired with double sockets that take two standard bulbs for each lamp. Lam...
Elegant Barovier & Toso Picture Frame
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1940s Italian Picture Frames
Murano Glass
This is an exquisite period Murano glass frame with all the refinement you would expect from Barovier & Toso.
Elegant Barovier & Toso Picture Frame
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1940s Italian Picture Frames
Brass
This is an exquisite period Murano glass frame with all the refinement you would expect from Barovier & Toso.
Set of Four Barovier and Toso Wall Lights, Italy
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Glass
The handblown glass globes above a fluted arm terminating with a ball.
Italian Murano Glass Pendant by Barovier e Toso
Barovier & Toso
Early 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass
Italian vintage Murano glass pendant light by Barovier e Toso. Twisted glass circle with a central tulip shaped frosted glass shade mounted with ribbed bronze hardware. Tulip shape...
Barovier Toso Art Deco Style Pair of Brass and ...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Gold, Blown Glass, Art Glass, Brass, Bronze, Murano Glass
Elegant Italian pair of Art Deco design table lamps by Barovier Toso, circa 1970s, with exquisite Venetian blown glass shades in textured amber gold Murano glass decorated with a sop...

1960s Barovier & Toso Vase

By Barovier & Toso
1960s Barovier & Toso Vase
Barovier & Toso
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Murano Glass
1960s Italian handblown Barovier & Toso vase.
Italian Murano Barovier e Toso Glass Gold Avent...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass
Blown Glass
This heavy lovely Italian Murano midcentury glass bowl by the masters Barovier e Toso has abundant 24 carat gold aventurine against the clear glass with white spider web design. The ...
Italian Murano Vintage Glass and Brass Picture ...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass
Blown Glass
This gorgeous and heavy Italian vintage Murano glass and brass picture frame is attributed to the work of Barovier e Toso. The four brass thick rings have been polished. It has amber...
Italian Murano Glass Chandelier by Barovier & Toso
Barovier & Toso
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Murano Glass
Stunning blown glass chandelier with gold inclusion and 13 leaves. Barovier and Toso, Murano Italy. With 13 glass leaves. This chandelier normally has 14 leaves (see photo). The...
Barovier 1940s Moderne Murano Glass Chandelier
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants
Murano Glass, Nickel
An elegant 1940s Italian Murano glass chandelier composed of a polished nickel body and thick handblown Venetian clear glass arms and shades by Barovier and Toso. Each of the arms we...
Barovier and Toso Murano Glass Pendant Chandeli...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants
Bronze, Murano Glass
Outstanding Art Deco glass pendant chandelier with cage frame and stylized acanthus leaf shades surrounding a center uplight. The chandelier features handblown Murano glass with text...
Pair of Barovier Italian Murano Amber/Clear Gl...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1940s Italian Hollywood Regency Wall Mirrors
Rare pair of amber and clear ribbed Italian Venetian glass and bronze mirrors by Barovier. These mirrors are from the 1940s and are not new.  
20th century Gold Murano Floor Lamp by Barovier...
Barovier & Toso
20th Century Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
20th century vintage Murano floor lamp, in beautiful condition designed in Barovier Ercole's staple gold infused glass with brass trimming at the base and intricate flower details. ...
Barovier e Toso Clam-Shell Bowl
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1940s Italian Decorative Bowls
Murano Glass
Barovier e Toso large, thick clam-shell shaped, lobed Murano center bowl. Clear with gold dust and think walled fluting. Signed.
Barovier & Toso Six-Light Taif Black Murano Gla...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Murano Glass
Barovier & Toso may be the sixth oldest company in the World, but it has continued to lead the way, demonstrating what Murano chandeliers can be in terms of color, design and suitabi...
Barovier & Toso New Flu Murano Glass Wall Light...
Barovier & Toso, Giusto Toso
Early 2000s Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Murano Glass
A gorgeous wall sconce from Barovier & Toso, the oldest and grandest glassworks on Murano. It is a strong, simple boat-shape. Collectors of Murano glass know that that a key distingu...
Barovier & Toso Glassa Contemporary Murano Glas...
Barovier & Toso, Rodolfo Dordoni
Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Murano Glass
A contemporary Murano glass wall sconce (Model # 6656/AS) that demonstrates how the great firm of Barovier & Toso continues to push out the boundaries of what Murano does – where the...
Fabulous Pair of Sconces 24-Karat Gold by Barov...
Barovier & Toso
Mid-20th Century Italian Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass
Gorgeous pair of sconces by Barovier & Toso. Words are not needed, just look at them.
Midcentury Murano Barovier Wall Sconces
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Glass
Pair of Barovier e Toso glass leaf wall sconces. Beautifully formed glass wraps around the light source. Brass with painted steel back plates. Newly rewired.
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