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Barovier & Toso Lanterns

Italian
Italian

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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Creator: Barovier&Toso
Barovier e Toso Murano Glass Midcentury Chandelier "A Tessere", Italia, 1970
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Blown Glass

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Brass

Hand Blown Murano Glass Pendant by Barovier & Toso, Model "Venexiana", 1991
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Late 20th Century Italian Art Deco Barovier & Toso Lanterns

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Brass

Hand Blown Murano Glass Pendant by Barovier & Toso, Model "Venexiana", 1991
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By Barovier&Toso
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Barovier & Toso Lanterns

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1940s Italian Art Deco Vintage Barovier & Toso Lanterns

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Brass

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By Ercole Barovier, Barovier&Toso
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Clear glass included with countless bubbles and gold flakes, comprising a fluted and tapering canopy and shaft above a hemispheric and channeled down light.
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Barovier & Toso Lanterns

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Iron

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By Barovier&Toso
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Charming cherry-shaped Lira and with two "rostrato" glass cups that came out of the Venetian glass cabinet of Barovier & Toso. A piece of exquisite workmanship.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Barovier & Toso Lanterns

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Brass

Barovier e Toso Glass Light Fixture, circa 1950
By Barovier&Toso
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A glass semi-flush mounted pendant with a rope-twist detailed hoop-form body and stem with the central element and canopy having hatch-marked textures and scalloped edges. The brass ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Barovier & Toso Lanterns

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Brass

Hand Blown Murano Glass Pendant by Barovier & Toso, Model "Venexiana", 1991
By Barovier&Toso
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Barovier & Toso Lanterns

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Et Toso Glass Lantern
By Barovier&Toso
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Italian 1940s lantern with a conical shaped centered woven form clear glass shade surrounded by a clear swirl glass ring with metal fittings (BAROVIER ET TOSO).
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Italian Art Deco Lantern by Barovier, 1940
By Barovier&Toso
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Barovier & Toso Lanterns

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Barovier&Toso lanterns for sale on 1stDibs

Barovier&Toso lanterns are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Barovier & Toso lanterns, there are many options to choose from, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 14 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original lanterns by Barovier & Toso were created in Italy during the 20th century in Art Deco style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider lanterns by Gaetano Sciolari, Stilnovo and Ercole Barovier. Prices for Barovier&Toso lanterns can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$1,843 and tops out at US$13,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$4,578 on average.

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