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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Chandelier by Barovier & Toso Italy, Murano, circa 1930
Chandelier by Barovier & Toso Italy, Murano, circa...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal, Art Glass
Handblown chandelier in pagliesco (straw colored) glass. 12 curved arms spread from the central bowl; a smaller second tier above holds scrolled glass elements with drops.  
Pair of Barovier Et Toso Murano Glass Lamps in Cle...
Barovier & Toso
Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps
Murano Glass
This stylish pair of Murano glass table lamps were recently acquired from a Palm Beach estate and were created in the 1960s by the iconic workshop of Barovier et Toso. They are in a cle...
Italian Murano Glass And Brass Chandelier By Baro...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1940s Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants
Elegant Mid Century Modern Italian Barovier six-light Murano glass chandelier with brass structure, newly wired for U.S. market..  
Barovier and Toso Chandelier Made in Venice, 1940
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants
Blown Glass
Stunning chandelier made in Venice in 1940 by Barovier and Toso, in a technique called Regato which looks like thousands of small diamonds then trimmed in gold. Great quality. One of hi...
Glamorous Pair of XL Murano Gold Flaked Glass Leaf...
Barovier & Toso
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Murano Glass, Gold Leaf
Highly sophisticated pair of Brass and Murano Glass Leaf Sconces produced in Italy by Barovier & Toso in the ‘50’s. Each lamp has a handsome Brass back plate with a beautiful Geometrica...
Barovier 1940s Moderne Italian Murano Glass Chande...
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 weigh...
Murano Glass and Bronze Floor Lamp by Barovier
Murano Glass and Bronze Floor Lamp by Barovier
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Unusual white Italian infused with gold Murano glass floor lamp on bronze base trimmed in gold Murano glass. Newly wired for U.S. Market, circa 1940.
Pair of Barovier Italian Murano Glass Tripod Floo...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1940s Italian Hollywood Regency Floor Lamps
Rare chic pair of clear Italian Venetian glass with infused gold floor lamps with tripod bases and bronze fittings, newly wired for U.S. Market, circa 1940.
Art Deco Chandelier by Barovier & Toso, Venice, 1940s
Art Deco Chandelier by Barovier & Toso, Venice, 19...
Barovier & Toso
Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Murano Glass
Extraordinary Art Deco chandelier of the renowned Barovier & Toso glassware. It was made with 18 arms, and was refined with elegant gold-plated cups. From the private collection of Baro...
Barovier & Toso Chandelier Made in 1940
Barovier & Toso Chandelier Made in 1940
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1940s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants
Blown Glass
Elegant four arm Art Deco chandelier made in 1940 by Barovier & Toso. Blown salmon color chandelier in a technic called Bullicante (air trapped bubbles). Each shade is fluted with a ap...
"Neomurrino" Italian Glass Vase by Barovier & Toso
"Neomurrino" Italian Glass Vase by Barovier & Toso...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Vases and Vessels
"Neomurrino" Italian art glass vase by Barovier & Toso. Clear Murano glass with fused marbled Murrine in hues of white and black.
Italian Chandelier Gold Inclusion by Barovier & To...
Barovier & Toso
Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Murano Glass
Chandelier of incredible beauty. 12 cups distributed around two circular basins in massive Murano glass with inclusions of gold.
Spectacular Pair of Chandeliers by Barovier & Toso...
Barovier & Toso
Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal, Murano Glass
Amazing and elegant handblown pair of Murano chandeliers by Barovier & Toso, circa 1970. From Banca azionale del Lavoro in Roma.
Pair of Barovier Italian Murano Amber/Clear Glass...
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.  
Italian Glass and Bronze Chandelier by Barovier e ...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Bronze, Blown Glass
A midcentury handblown glass and bronze with four-light chandelier by Barovier e Toso. Total height of this chandelier is 43.5" but can be cut to a shorter length to 33.5".    
Barovier Toso Italian Pair of Huge Leaf-Shape Silv...
Barovier & Toso
Late 20th Century Italian Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces
Silver, Metal, Murano Glass
Vintage Italian pair of Venetian leaf-shaped Murano glass wall lights with Art Deco Design, stunning size, decorated in silver finish overlaid in clear glass handcrafted with a tracery ...
Pair of Large Wall Sconces Barovier & Toso Gold Glass Murano, Italy, 1960
Pair of Large Wall Sconces Barovier & Toso Gold Gl...
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 an...
Italian Royal Flush Mount by Barovier & Toso, Mura...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1980s Italian Flush Mount
Brass, Murano Glass
Royal chandelier by Barovier & Toso. Murano, 1980.
Ercole Barovier e Toso Aborigeni Murano Glass Bowl
By Ercole Barovier, Barovier & Toso
Ercole Barovier e Toso Aborigeni Murano Glass Bowl...
Ercole Barovier, Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bowls and Baskets
Art Glass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass
Rare Ercole Barovier Aborigeni glass bowl. Handblown Murano glass in shades of green with hints of rose. Signed with a partial Barovier e Toso manufacturer's label to underside.
Italian Murano Glass Chandelier by Barovier-28.5 I...
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 changed out to be hung from a chain. Dimensions below are as is. Newly wired for U.S. ma...
Italian Palmette Sconces by Barovier & Toso, Muran...
Barovier & Toso
Mid-20th Century Italian Wall Lights and Sconces
Bronze, Blown Glass
The sconces and chandeliers were located in the hall of a big hotel on the Amalfi Coast. Each individual sconce is composed by 29 large leaves in pure Murano glass. Available two pairs ...
Mid-Century Modern Barovier Toso White Murano Glas...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Murano Glass
For your consideration is a stunning, white, Murano glass, table lamp on a marble base, by Barovier Toso. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 7.5" diameter x 40" height.  
Barovier and Toso Clear Glass Hanging Fixture or Lantern
Barovier and Toso Clear Glass Hanging Fixture or L...
Barovier & Toso
Early 20th Century Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants
Blown Glass
Barovier & Toso clear glass hanging fixture with curved, ribbed sides, four internal candelabra size sockets and a thick clear glass center shaft and ceiling canopy, circa 1940s. New wi...
Trio of Chandeliers by Barovier & Toso, Murano, 1970s
Trio of Chandeliers by Barovier & Toso, Murano, 19...
Barovier & Toso
Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal, Murano Glass
Amazing and elegant handblown trio of Murano chandeliers by Barovier & Toso, circa 1970. Each chandelier is composed of 24 languages, of precious Murano glass. A waterfall of light to m...
Barovier Toso 1970s Italian Pair of Vintage Gold and Pearl White Glass Lamps
Barovier Toso 1970s Italian Pair of Vintage Gold a...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps
Metal, Blown Glass, Murano Glass
1970s artistic Italian pair of pearl white Murano glass lamps with romantic flair. Exceptional creation by Barovier e Toso (signed), true collector's pieces exquisitely worked with a to...
Original Palmette Chandelier by Barovier & Toso, M...
Barovier & Toso
Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants
Blown Glass, Bronze
The chandelier were located in the hall of a big hotel on the Amalfi Coast. Is composed by 58 large leaves in pure Murano glass. Available six pairs of sconces.
Spectacular Pair of Chandeliers by Barovier & Toso...
Barovier & Toso
Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal, Murano Glass
Amazing and elegant handblown pair of Murano chandeliers by Barovier & Toso, circa 1970. From Banca azionale del Lavoro in Roma.
Spectacular Chandelier by Barovier & Toso, Murano,...
Barovier & Toso
Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal, Murano Glass
Amazing and elegant handblown Murano chandelier by Barovier & Toso, circa 1970. From Banca Nazionale del Lavoro in Roma.
Chandelier by Barovier & Toso, Murano, 1940s
Chandelier by Barovier & Toso, Murano, 1940s
Barovier & Toso
Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Murano Glass
Extraordinary chandelier by Barovier e Toso. The stige consists of five pieces of glass bullicante and seven other. The six cups have the usual streaks that made famous Dino Martens in ...
1930s Barovier & Toso Murano Black and White Art G...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants
Murano Glass, Art Glass
Elegant Art Deco glass chandelier punched Barovier & Toso, Murano. Particular and very big the glass is where the bulb. Arms that come down to rain, at the end of the big glasses contai...
Spectacular Chandelier by Barovier & Toso, 1970s
Spectacular Chandelier by Barovier & Toso, 1970s
Barovier & Toso
Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal, Murano Glass
Amazing and elegant handblown Murano chandelier by Barovier & Toso, circa 1970. From Banca azionale del Lavoro in Roma.
Borovier and Toso Art Glass Floor Lamp Torchiere
Borovier and Toso Art Glass Floor Lamp Torchiere
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1970s Italian Floor Lamps
A single torchiere by Barovier and Toso. Large art glass urn rests on top of a simple bronze pole and round base. Timeless and elegant design. Signed on base of pole.
Two-Toned Clear and Amber Venini Chandelier
Two-Toned Clear and Amber Venini Chandelier
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1960s Italian Chandeliers and Pendants
Glass
Chandelier with 19 handmade heavy tubular glass ornaments in clear and amber colors.
Pink and Gold Chandelier by Barovier & Toso, Muran...
Barovier & Toso
Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Murano Glass
Charming chandelier by Barovier & Toso, 1950, blown Murano glass with gold inclusions. Six-light attack small.
Barovier e Toso Grand Pair of Pearlized Murano Gla...
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; they ...
Golden Italian Barovier & Toso Murano Art Glass Ta...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Murano Glass
Golden Barovier & Toso handcrafted art glass table lamp, Murano, Italy, 1950-1960. The fabulous Italian midcentury lamp has a ribbed thick-walled glass body with sparkling 24-carat gold...
Barovier and Toso Murano Glass Pendant Chandelier ...
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 texture...
Glass Bowl by Ercole Barovier Barovier & Toso, Italy, circa 1935
Glass Bowl by Ercole Barovier Barovier & Toso, Ita...
Ercole Barovier, Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Vases and Vessels
Art Glass
Clear glass bowl with gold fleck inclusions reminiscent of autumn leaves. Part of the series “Autunno gemmato”. Similar model pictured in Franco Deboni’s “Murano 900.” Page 118.  ...
Midcentury Brass, 24-Karat Gold and Murano Glass S...
Barovier & Toso
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Murano Glass
This gorgeous pair of sconces were handblown in Murano, Italy- the islands off the coast of Venice renowned for centuries for their superlative glass production. They are composed of bi...
Chandelier by Barovier & Toso, Murano, 1970s
Chandelier by Barovier & Toso, Murano, 1970s
Barovier & Toso
Late 20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal, Murano Glass
Amazing and elegant handblown Murano chandelier by Barovier & Toso, circa 1970. From Banca Nazionale del Lavoro in Roma.
Barovier & Toso Table Lamp Made in Venice
Barovier & Toso Table Lamp Made in Venice
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Table Lamps
Glass
Beautiful Art Deco table lamp, made in 1930s in Venice by Barovier and Toso. Shade in Pulegoso with braided clear glass wings on sides. Very hard to find a lamp like this today. A trea...
Monumental Italian Murano Barovier e Toso Gold Aventurine Glass Bowl
Monumental Italian Murano Barovier e Toso Gold Ave...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass
Glass
This gorgeous Italian Murano mid century glass bowl is stunning Hermes orange with abundant gold aventurine all-over. It is by Barovier e Toso. It is monumental. The color is luscious a...
Italian Barovier e Toso Murano Glass Bowl
Italian Barovier e Toso Murano Glass Bowl
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass
Glass
The beautiful interior of light aubergine/dusty rose purple meets the exterior of turquoise with gold aventurine in this Italian Murano glass bowl. There is an abundance of gold aventur...
Pair of Mid Century Italian Murano Barovier e Toso Glass Lamps
Pair of Mid Century Italian Murano Barovier e Toso...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Glass
Brass, Glass, Gold Leaf
These very early, rare and gorgeous Italian murano lamps by Barovier e Toso have tons of gold aventurine interspersed with the bullecante. (bubbles) The fish are beautiful in their rich...
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" technique.
Luxury Barovier & Toso Crystal Gold Leaf Chandelie...
Barovier & Toso
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Crystal, Brass, Murano Glass
Impressive stunning and rare 26 gold leaf Venetian Murano chandelier by Barovier & Toso. Handblown textured crystal sparkling glass with gold inclusion. This gorgeous light fixture is s...
Pair of Barovier e Toso Flush Mounts Murano Glass with Gold Inclusions, 1960
Pair of Barovier e Toso Flush Mounts Murano Glass ...
Barovier & Toso, Glass Studio, Murano
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount
Brass, Murano Glass
Two elegant exquisite blown Murano glass Barovier e Torso flush mounts with unique gold inclusions. One lamp consists of 14 leaves in handblown Murano glass leaves. The leaves refract l...
Luxury Barovier & Toso Crystal Gold Leaf Chandelie...
Barovier & Toso
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Crystal, Brass, Murano Glass
Impressive stunning and rare 16 gold leaf Venetian Murano chandelier by Barovier & Toso. Handblown textured crystal sparkling glass with gold inclusion. This gorgeous light fixture is s...
Pair of Sconces by Barovier & Toso, 1960s
Pair of Sconces by Barovier & Toso, 1960s
Barovier & Toso
Mid-20th Century Italian Wall Lights and Sconces
Blown Glass
16 handblown Murano glass for each sconce.
Table Lamp by Barovier & Toso, 1940s
Table Lamp by Barovier & Toso, 1940s
Barovier & Toso
Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps
Murano Glass
Table lamp by Ercole Barovier pink "Bullicante" Murano glass.
Set of Extra Large Barovier Toso Light Fixtures, T...
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 light a...
Medusa by Barovier & Toso, Murano, 1950s
Medusa by Barovier & Toso, Murano, 1950s
Barovier & Toso
Mid-20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal, Murano Glass
Extraordinary piece with the appearance of a Medusa by Barovier & Toso, circa 1950s.
Table Lamp by Barovier & Toso, 1920s-1970s
Table Lamp by Barovier & Toso, 1920s-1970s
Barovier & Toso
Late 20th Century Italian Table Lamps
Murano Glass, Bronze
Table lamp by Barovier & Toso in Murano; glass with gold inclusion. The base is bronze carved, Budapest, 1920s.
Barovier Toso 1970s Vintage Twisted Gold and Topaz...
Barovier & Toso
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Picture Frames
Gold, Brass, Blown Glass, Murano Glass
1970s vintage Murano glass picture frame worked with “torchon”: handcrafted twisted blown Murano glass, in a precious azure blue tint, decorated with pure gold in the glass that confers...
Barovier e Toso Flush Mount Murano Glass with Gold Inclusions, 1960
Barovier e Toso Flush Mount Murano Glass with Gold...
Barovier & Toso, Glass Studio, Murano
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount
Brass, Glass, Art Glass, Murano Glass
A elegant and exquisite hand-blown Murano glass Barovier a Toso flush mount with special gold inclusions. The light fixture consists 14 blown Murano glass leaves. Mounted on an brass fr...
Italian Murano Glass Gold Photo Frame by Barovier e Toso
Italian Murano Glass Gold Photo Frame by Barovier ...
Barovier & Toso
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Picture Frames
Brass, Murano Glass
"Barovier-Toso" mark on frame For photo size 5" x 7".    
Vintage Barovier Petite Table Lamp
Vintage Barovier Petite Table Lamp
Barovier & Toso
20th Century Italian Modern Table Lamps
Murano Glass
Vintage Barovier petite table lamp.
Italian Murano Glass Clear Photo Frames by Barovier e Toso
Italian Murano Glass Clear Photo Frames by Barovie...
Barovier & Toso
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Picture Frames
Brass, Murano Glass
"BAROVIER-TOSO" mark on frame For photo size 5" x 7" A pair available, price listed is for one photo frame.